Heave-ho meaning

Used as a command to sailors to pull hard on a rope or cable.
interjection
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Dismissal from one's job or from one's position.

Was given the heave-ho after five years on the job.

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Dismissal, as from a position.
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Exclamation used when pulling, especially by sailors while pulling on a rope.
interjection
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A cry of heave-ho.

He gives the wrestler the old heave-ho, but he's got not enough heave and too much ho!

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(informal) A rejection, a forced removal (often in the phrase give/get the (old) heave-ho)
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(informal) To pull forcefully.
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