GET THE BOOT – An American Idiom Lesson

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GET THE BOOT
What does it mean when someone says get the boot? Well, the idiom, get the boot means to be forced to leave some place. We often use get the boot to mean to get fired from a job, but it can be used in other situations.

  • If you don’t reach your sales target by the end of this month, you might just get the boot.
  • Tommy got the boot from his wife and now he’s living back at his parent’s house.
  • Johnny started smoking at the bar and he got the boot.

How about you? Do you know anyone who has gotten the boot recently?
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