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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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I was sweeping up leaves the other day and collected a sackful, but there were still one or two left, and those are the ones people will notice
We've arranged with Santa to make a very special delivery of a sackful of the top ten Christmas toys.
The Celtic keeper gifted Kilmarnock their goal yesterday and emerged from a UEFA Cup rollercoaster ride against FC Kosice with two clean sheets after a sackful of stunning saves and two high-profile errors as the Hoops edged through 1-0 on aggregate.
Issued since 1921 they have even attained the status of collectors' items, though how much anyone would pack for a sackful of the things is a moot point.
He may be only 3ft 6ins tall but that has not stopped him conquering the world of sport - bagging a sackful of gold, silver and bronze medals from the Dwarf Association UK Sports National Games.
5 years ago A HORRIFIED mum-of-two came under suspicion when builders found a sackful of bones and skulls at her Norton home - but 35-year-old mum Vicky Ferguson was soon off the hook when forensic experts revealed her house was sitting on an ancient Saxon burial ground.
JENSON BUTTON has received a sackful of awards over the past 24 hours following on from his success of becoming F1 world champion.
Big-hearted Elaine Christmas, 61, heard what had happened and delivered a sackful of goodies to Danielle Holmes, 22, partner Craig Chadburn, 21, and their two children.
Another sackful of entries for last week's competition, from which winning honours go to GERRY IRONS, Wood View, Langley Park, Durham: "Doesn't matter how many mistakes we make, we always get another chance.
Sadly no sleigh bells or toys for the kiddies, but fortunately a sackful of goodies for Lord Mandy, who's piffling pounds 102,000 as a Minister has been bumped up to pounds 182,500 to compensate him for having to leave his EU post.
Brain tumour victim Veronica Ghoda received a sackful of presents from staff at a high street store who have been bowled over by her courage.
CHRISTMAS came early for young patients as a sackful of presents was delivered to Birmingham Children's Hospital.