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Slang

sack (1)

This page is about the slang term sack (1)

Meaning

to fire someone from a job, to dismiss

For example

  • I just heard that Jim's been sacked. How come he lost his job?

  • The company was losing money so they had to sack about twenty workers.

Note:
can also used as a noun, but only with the definite article "the", as in "she gave him the sack" or "he got the sack"

Quick Quiz

The day after Jim had been sacked, he

a. started looking for a new job

b. went to work as usual

c. tried to do better in his job

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Contributor: Matt Errey