heave-ho

[ heev-hoh ]
/ ˈhivˈhoʊ /

noun Informal.

an act of rejection, dismissal, or forcible ejection: The bartender gave the noisy drunk the old heave-ho.

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CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of heave-ho

noun use of phrase heave ho, Middle English havehou, hevelow
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British Dictionary definitions for heave-ho

heave-ho

sentence substitute

a sailors' cry, as when hoisting anchor

noun

informal dismissal, as from employment
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