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2011.02.07

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(GET THE) SACK   首にする、首(になる)

Explanation

  • To sack someone or to give them the sack is to remove them from their job, especially because of unsatisfactory work or bad behavior.

    To get the sack is to be removed from your job.

    Be Careful! All of these expressions are informal.
  • sack someone または give someone the sack は、特に満足のいかない仕事ぶりや不品行のために、誰かを解雇する、という意味です。

    get the sack は、解雇される、という意味です。

    注意:これらの表現はすべてくだけた言い方です。
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(GET THE) SACK

examples

  1. His boss sacked him for surfing the Net while clocked in.
  2. (during a job interview)
    a: And why did you leave your job at the telemarketing company?
    b: Well, to be honest, I got sacked.
  3. (one sales rep to another)
    Believe me, they won't hesitate to give you the sack if you don't make your quota.
  4. She got the sack for refusing to obey the dress code.

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