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Definition of heave-ho noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

heave-ho

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌhiːv ˈhəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊ//
 
[singular]
 
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Word Origin late Middle English: from heave! (imperative) + ho (used to draw attention to something seen), originally in nautical use when hauling a rope.Idioms
give somebody the (old) heave-ho
 
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(informal) to dismiss somebody from their job; to end a relationship with somebody
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