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Sack

Predominately British; to terminate a person, especially with cause. For example, an employee caught stealing may be sacked, meaning he will no longer be employed at the company. The term is equivalent to firing.
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The children and adults - all dressed in sackcloth and long cottom garments - jumped and then went on about their business, getting ready for the annual Easter sunrise celebration at the county park.
Dressed in sackcloth and ashes at a hastily arranged press conference, he may have offered a mealy-mouthed apology to manager Graham Taylor, his own team-mates and his own supporters.
His emergence from underneath the bed where he has been hiding (at the end of the novel) parallels the unnamed soldier's emergence from the sackcloth.
The Temple Mount Faithful organization has once again called upon Jews to come to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, wearing sackcloth, marking the day of mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
Berlin's development since re-unification has allowed Germany to throw off the sackcloth and ashes of 50 years and catch up with the pomposity of other European capitals.
A number of pro-NEA critics looked at the report, saw betrayal, and donned sackcloth.
The argument partly depends upon a proposed solution to the well-known crux in Act IV which here becomes `men may ropes and sackcloth wearre'.
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You may have seen the item in the London press stating we supporters must get the sackcloth and ashes out for our antipathy to Pardew.
Imagine frustration Now we've had an inevitable guest appearance of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (in sackcloth and ashes) to apologise that our police forces are failing to protect women from their assailants.
The company worked with the Bishops Tachbrook History Group on the film and several local school children turned out to be dressed in sackcloth and plastered in Bronze Age make-up for filming in Oakley Woods.
If God is right, and invariably he is, this means the sackcloth and ashes approach to environmentalism like the G-Wizz is more gee, was.