send someone packing

send someone packing
send (someone) packing informal to tell someone to go away, usually because you are annoyed with them.

There were some kids at the door asking for money, but I sent them packing.


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  • send someone packing — To dismiss someone summarily • • • Main Entry: ↑pack * * * send someone packing informal phrase to make someone leave a place They had a huge row, and she sent him packing. Thesaurus: to force someone to leave a place …   Useful english dictionary

  • send someone packing — If you send someone packing, you send them away, normally when they want something from you …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • send someone packing — ► send someone packing informal dismiss someone peremptorily. Main Entry: ↑pack …   English terms dictionary

  • send someone packing — informal to make someone leave a place They had a huge row, and she sent him packing …   English dictionary

  • send someone packing — informal dismiss someone peremptorily. → pack …   English new terms dictionary

  • send sb packing — UK INFORMAL ► to tell someone to go away because you are angry with them: »I d pay her her wages and send her packing tomorrow, but I know she d try and take us to court. ► to do better than your competitors: »They are in a position to send the… …   Financial and business terms

  • send someone or something packing — send (someone or something) packing see ↑send • • • Main Entry: ↑pack send (someone or something) packing informal : to force (someone or something) to leave a place or situation We were sent packing after the first day of tryouts. A loss in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • send one packing — {v. phr.} To fire someone summarily. * /When the boss caught Smith stealing from the cash register, he sent him packing./ Compare: SEND ONE ABOUT ONE S BUSINESS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • send one packing — {v. phr.} To fire someone summarily. * /When the boss caught Smith stealing from the cash register, he sent him packing./ Compare: SEND ONE ABOUT ONE S BUSINESS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • send\ one\ packing — v. phr. To fire someone summarily. When the boss caught Smith stealing from the cash register, he sent him packing. Compare: send one about one s business …   Словарь американских идиом

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