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    Default To be out on your ear

    Quote Originally Posted by Camridge dict
    to be forced to leave a job or place, especially because you have done something wrong
    Where does this expression come from?

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    Default Re: To be out on your ear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camridge dict
    to be forced to leave a job or place, especially because you have done something wrong
    Where does this expression come from?

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    Probably from parents, store owners, and the bartender. :wink:

    Literally: To be out (the door) on one's ear

    Someone has taken you by the ear and has forced you out the door because they don't want you there. :D

    Figuratively: To be out (the door) on one's ear

    When you don't have a home or a job to go into.

    All the best,

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    TY.

    "After blowing yet another contract, I was out on my ear"
    "If you barf on the bouncer, you'll be thrown out on your ear".

    Correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    TY.

    "After blowing yet another contract, I was out on my ear"
    "If you barf on the bouncer, you'll be thrown out on your ear".

    Correct?

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    Great examples. :D Both refer to being thrown/tossed out.

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    Barfing on bouncers is definitely not recommended, not unless you're built like a gorilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Barfing on bouncers is definitely not recommended, not unless you're built like a gorilla.
    Or a brick sh*t-house. 8)

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    I'm not so I try not to.

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