get the bounce
1. or get the air
To lose one's sweetheart; not be kept for a friend or lover.
Joe is sad because he just got the gate from his girl.
Shirley was afraid she might get the air from her boyfriend if she went out with other boys while he was away.
To be fired; lose a job.
Uncle Willie can't keep a job; he got the sack today for sleeping on the job.
You're likely to get the bounce if you are absent from work too much.
Contrast: GIVE THE BOUNCE.