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 for To give the sack to
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sack \Sack\, n. [OE. sak, sek, AS. sacc, saecc, L. saccus, Gr.
     sa`kkos from Heb. sak; cf. F. sac, from the Latin. Cf. Sac,
     Satchel, Sack to plunder.]
     1. A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a
        receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as
        cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch.
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     2. A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage
        and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215
        pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels. --McElrath.
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     3. [Perhaps a different word.] Originally, a loosely hanging
        garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders,
        and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an
        outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing
        sack. [Written also sacque.]
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     4. A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending
        from top to bottom without a cross seam.
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     5. (Biol.) See 2d Sac, 2.
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     Sack bearer (Zool.). See Basket worm, under Basket.
  
     Sack tree (Bot.), an East Indian tree ({Antiaris
        saccidora) which is cut into lengths, and made into sacks
        by turning the bark inside out, and leaving a slice of the
        wood for a bottom.
  
     To give the sack to or get the sack, to discharge, or be
        discharged, from employment; to jilt, or be jilted.
        [Slang]
  
     To hit the sack, to go to bed. [Slang]
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