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    Get the Sack

    https://www.idiomsandslang.com/get-the-sack-be-sacked/

    Get the Sack, Be Sacked
    Definition: To be fired
    Example: “Be sacked” is known and understood on the USA, but “get the sack” is much less common.

    For this idiom, do you use "be sacked" more in the US?

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    Re: Get the Sack

    We don't use sacked to mean "dismissed from a job" very often in American English. "Fired" is much more usual here.

    Write in the USA.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 14-Jan-2020 at 14:40. Reason: Improve wording.
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    Re: Get the Sack

    I'm going to disagree with Goes on this one. I think 'get sacked' is fairly common in AmE. I don't know that I've heard 'get the sack' used much, however, so I do agree with that part.

    It might be regional, too.
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