heave-ho

[ heev-hoh ]
/ ˈhivˈhoʊ /
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noun Informal.

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

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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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