give the bounce

[give the bounce] or [give the gate] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. or [givethe air] To stop being a friend or lover to (a person); separate from.

Mary gave John the bounce after she saw him dating another girl.

Bill and Jane had an argument and Bill is giving her the gate.

2. or[give the sack] also [give the hook] To fire from a job; dismiss.

The ball team gave Joe the gate because he never came to practice.

Contrast: GET THE BOUNCE.