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Slang

axe | ax (1)

This page is about the slang term axe | ax (1)

Meaning

to dismiss someone from a job (v.) | dismissal from a job (n.)

For example

  • Because of the economic downturn, many companies will have to axe a lot of their workers.

  • Anyone who creates too many problems for the boss will get the ax.

Note:
"axe" is mostly used in British spelling and "ax" is mostly used in American spelling

Quick Quiz

The company had to axe Georgio because he

a. worked too hard

b. always came early

c. made too many mistakes

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Contributor: Matt Errey