get the boot, axe

get the boot or axe
Meaning: be discharged or fired, expelled, or rejected.
Example: The engineer who was with the office for last 18 years was shocked when he got the boot for a petty mistake.

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frighten or scare to death
frighten or scare to death Meaning: make somebody feel very frightened. Example: A shadow appeared in the doorway and scared me to death.

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