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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throw the baby out with the bathwater

Meaning: to remove something good in the bid of getting rid of something bad

Example: Janet quitting her job because her ex started working there is a classic example of throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Read on

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