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