English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'the sack'

(phrase) 
Definition
dismissal from employment
People who make mistakes can be given the sack the same day.
Synonyms
dismissal
his dismissal from his post
,
discharge
They face receiving a dishonourable discharge from the Army.
,
the boot (slang)
,
the axe (informal)
one of the four doctors facing the axe
,
the chop (British, slang)
I was amazed when I got the chop from the team.
,
the push (slang)
Two cabinet ministers also got the push.
,
the (old) heave-ho (informal)
,
termination of employment
,
the order of the boot (slang)
See sack

Additional synonyms

in the sense of discharge
Definition
dismissal or release from an office, job, etc.
They face receiving a dishonourable discharge from the Army.
Synonyms
notice (British),
the boot (slang),
the sack (informal),
the push (slang),
marching orders (informal),
demobilization,
kiss-off (slang, US, Canadian),
the bum's rush (slang, old-fashioned),
the (old) heave-ho (informal),
the order of the boot (slang, old-fashioned),
congé,
your books or cards (informal)
in the sense of the axe
one of the four doctors facing the axe
Synonyms
the sack (informal),
the boot (slang),
the chop (slang),
the (old) heave-ho (informal),
the order of the boot (slang)
in the sense of the chop
Definition
dismissal from employment
I was amazed when I got the chop from the team.
Synonyms
sacking (informal),
the boot (slang),
your cards (informal),
the axe (informal),
the (old) heave-ho (informal),
the order of the boot (slang, old-fashioned)

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