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Posted: 23 November 2019 05:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Noticed it in this Grauniad article.

It means to fire/sack someone, if that’s not obvious.

Cambridge Dictionary and Urban Dictionary have entries. The latter from 2008, so it’s been around a while, but I’d never noticed it before.

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Dave Wilton - 23 November 2019 05:45 AM

Noticed it in this Grauniad article.

It means to fire/sack someone, if that’s not obvious.

Cambridge Dictionary and Urban Dictionary have entries. The latter from 2008, so it’s been around a while, but I’d never noticed it before.

A clever use of the proposed opposite of “recruit” but it’s not a good parallel. Prince Andrew was never “recruited”; he was born. He can’t be fired or sacked. But I’m not a royalist, so, I can’t say.

A choir director for a former church loved using “Choral Detroit” for a closing piece by the choir.

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