give the bounce

give the bounce or give the gate  {v. phr.},  {slang}
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.
To fire from a job; dismiss.
The ball team gave Joe the gate because he never came to practice.
Contrast: GET THE BOUNCE.
Categories: love {slang} {v. phr.}

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