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Give the axe   /gɪv ðə æks/   Listen
Give the axe

verb
1.
Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position.  Synonyms: can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate.  "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
2.
Terminate a relationship abruptly.  Synonyms: give the bounce, give the gate.






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Words linked to "Give the axe" :   give notice, pension off, split, furlough, drop, part, clean out, split up, lay off, break, send packing, remove, squeeze out, break up, retire, separate, hire



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