get the ax

[get the ax] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be fired from a job.

PoorJoe got the ax at the office yesterday.

2. To be dismissed fromschool for improper conduct, such as cheating.

Joe got caughtcheating on his final exam and he got the ax.

3. To have a quarrelwith one's sweetheart or steady ending in a termination of therelationship.

Joe got the ax from Betsie - they won't see eachother again.