be given the boot

get the boot or be given the boot
1) informal to be told to leave your job or your school

He was useless, and soon got the boot.

2) informal to be told by your boyfriend or girlfriend that they do not want to see you any more

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (be) given the boot — be given the ˈboot | get the ˈboot idiom (informal) to be told that you must leave your job or that a relationship you are having with sb is over • He should have been given the boot years ago. Main entry: ↑bootidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • the order of the boot — Meaning Given the sack, i.e. asked to leave your job (see get the sack ). Origin Ironic reference to heraldic orders like the Order of the Garter …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Puss Gets the Boot — Infobox Hollywood cartoon cartoon name = Puss Gets the Boot series = Jasper Mouse (Tom and Jerry) caption = Puss Gets the Boot title card director = William Hanna Joseph Barbera story artist = William Hanna Joseph Barbera animator = Carl Urbano… …   Wikipedia

  • get the boot — (informal) To be dismissed • • • Main Entry: ↑boot * * * informal be dismissed from one s job * * * be given the ˈboot | get the ˈboot idiom (informal) to be t …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the boot — or be given the boot 1) informal to be told to leave your job or your school He was useless, and soon got the boot. 2) informal to be told by your boyfriend or girlfriend that they do not want to see you any more …   English dictionary

  • get the boot —  Be dismissed.  ► “News from Britain today that the London Stock Exchange has given its Chief Executive the boot.” (Marketplace, National Public Radio, Jan. 4, 1996) …   American business jargon

  • give the boot —  Be dismissed.  ► “News from Britain today that the London Stock Exchange has given its Chief Executive the boot.” (Marketplace, National Public Radio, Jan. 4, 1996) …   American business jargon

  • boot — boot1 W3S2 [bu:t] n [Sense: 1 3, 5 7; Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: bote] [Sense: 4; Date: 1300 1400; : Old English; Origin: bot advantage, profit, use ] 1.) a type of shoe that covers your whole foot and the lower part of your leg →↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boot — boot1 [ but ] noun count *** 1. ) a type of shoe that covers all of your foot and part of your leg. You often wear boots to protect your feet and legs, for example from snow or rain: walking/hiking/riding/ski boots: a new pair of ski boots… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boot — [[t]bu͟ːt[/t]] ♦♦♦ boots, booting, booted 1) N COUNT Boots are shoes that cover your whole foot and the lower part of your leg. → See also wellington He sat in a kitchen chair, reached down and pulled off his boots... He was wearing riding pants …   English dictionary

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