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get sacked

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Definition


To be terminated from your position.

Context : Business, Politics, Sports
Category: Idiom
Semantic: oust, tackle, terminate

In American football, a sack is when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage.

Usage of “get sacked”

  1. The deputy prime minister was sacked amongst false allegations.

  2. A more agile quarterback is less likely to be sacked.

Examples of idiom “get sacked” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'lynnebtw'
    lynnebtw:

    Bastard police better get sacked for entering without permission or a warrent. illegal bamss :@

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Dannyhackett'
    Dannyhackett:

    Ouch, the person I'm working with tonight just got sacked for being late.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Marikacobbold'
    Marikacobbold:

    @jonreed chris grayling has tested my patience beyond its limits. The man is an idiot and should get sacked.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'alonibge'
    alonibge:

    Unhappy with your MP? They get sacked on Monday so do what you can to ensure they don't get back in. No apathy, make sure you Vote!