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give the old heave ho

verb - transitive

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give the red ass

verb - transitive

  • something that gets on your nerves or bugs you. "it gives you the red ass." that just chaps my ass. "red ass."
    You give me the red ass.

    Last edited on Jan 13 2000. Submitted by NICK L. from Memphis, TN, USA on Jan 13 2000.

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give the shaft

  • treated unfairly or harshly.
    He was given the shaft.
    He was shafted.

    Last edited on May 21 1999. Submitted by JoAnn from Denver, CO, USA on May 21 1999.

verb - transitive

  • v. to reject or diss someone
    I gave him the shaft.

    Last edited on Sep 22 1998. Submitted by Tommi R. from New York, NY, USA on Sep 22 1998.

  • v. To reject
    Margaret gave me the shaft for the prom.

    Last edited on Apr 26 1999. Submitted by J.T. S. from Fremont, CA, USA on Apr 26 1999.

  • to give someone the shaft is to ignore them or not talk to them, also could be refusing to give someone a kiss or putting someone down
    John just gave me the shaft!

    Last edited on Nov 04 1999. Submitted by Stacy from Vermont, USA on Nov 04 1999.

  • shaft (n.) - crap, nothing; almost always prefaced by "the", ex.: We waited in line for 5 hours, but when we got to the desk we got the shaft.

    Last edited on Apr 04 2002. Submitted by John P. from Provo, UT, USA on Apr 04 2002.

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give the slip

verb - transitive

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give the stink eye

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give the third degree

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give the time of day

verb

  • to pay attention to a person. Usually used in the context of a person lamenting that a love interest doesn't pay attention to them.
    I bought her a dozen roses, but she still won't give me the time of day.
    He won't give me the time of day.

    Last edited on May 08 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 04 2013.

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give the up-and-down

verb - transitive

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give the what-for

verb - transitive

  • to hit.
    As soon as Sister was finished giving Patty the what-for, it would be Eileen's turn to face the disciplinarian.

    Last edited on Apr 04 2016. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 09 2009.

  • to criticize.

    Last edited on Sep 09 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 09 2009.

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