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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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Try calling an emergency session of Parliament instead, with sackcloth and ashes being worn by all present.
If we look around, we might see many others sporting some form of sackcloth and ashes.
He said: "We should dress in sackcloth and ashes and live on bread and water.
His task is to dress a woman for Aintree, sackcloth at the ready
But we are not going to get out the sackcloth and ashes just yet"
Raffill spices up the sun-kissed menage a trois with a dash of voodoo, condemning the lead characters to a hellish fate dictated by a witch woman (Victoria Di Pace), who dances around a fridge containing handmade sackcloth dolls.
All we need now is Tracey Emin in sackcloth and ashes and I'll be well chuffed
Then, barefoot and in sackcloth, he carried the cross in a penitential reverence up the street to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
5 million paycheck, and no sniffling, sycophantic employees dressed in sackcloth and ashes, hurling themselves on the ground in apoplectic fits of despair.
When I fought back through writing, it decided to kill me, whether because I was a degenerate ex-convict who refused to wear sackcloth and ashes, a Negro who refused to accept the Negro Problem as my own, a 'nigger' who would not conform to the existence prescribed for niggers, or a black man who pitied white women, I will never know.
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I felt obliged to have a small wager on my countrymen's success with many of them employed in my hotel, which is why I spent the following two days wandering the thoroughfares dressed in sackcloth clutching a begging bowl.