sent him packing


sent him packing
discharged him, sent him away

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • To send packing — Pack Pack, v. i. 1. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • send someone packing — To dismiss someone summarily • • • Main Entry: ↑pack * * * send someone packing informal phrase to make someone leave a place They had a huge row, and she sent him packing. Thesaurus: to force someone to leave a place …   Useful english dictionary

  • send packing —    If you send someone packing, you tell them to leave, in a very forceful and unfriendly way.     When Amanda discovered that Jack was unfaithful, she sent him packing …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • send one packing — {v. phr.} To fire someone summarily. * /When the boss caught Smith stealing from the cash register, he sent him packing./ Compare: SEND ONE ABOUT ONE S BUSINESS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • send one packing — {v. phr.} To fire someone summarily. * /When the boss caught Smith stealing from the cash register, he sent him packing./ Compare: SEND ONE ABOUT ONE S BUSINESS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • send packing — vp To fire. He fingered the boss s secretary and they sent him packing. 1820s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • send\ one\ packing — v. phr. To fire someone summarily. When the boss caught Smith stealing from the cash register, he sent him packing. Compare: send one about one s business …   Словарь американских идиом

  • send someone packing — informal to make someone leave a place They had a huge row, and she sent him packing …   English dictionary

  • send — W1S1 [send] v past tense and past participle sent [sent] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(by post etc)¦ 2¦(radio/computer etc)¦ 3¦(person to place)¦ 4 send (somebody) a message/signal 5 send your love/regards/best wishes etc 6¦(cause to move)¦ 7 send… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • send — v. 1) (A) we sent the manuscript to her; or: we sent her the manuscript 2) (D; tr.) to send as (he was sent as our representative) 3) (D; tr.) to send by (to send a letter by airmail) 4) (d; intr.) to send for ( to ask to come ) (to send for the… …   Combinatory dictionary


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