The act of dismissing or the condition of being dismissed from employment
To end the employment or service of
give someone the pink slip
give someone the gate
give someone the ax
give someone his or her walking papers
He swung the ax once more, now only half a body length away.
He swung the ax again.
She relinquished the ax for the glass of tea.
"That's called an ice ax, or piolet," Ryland answered.