Useful Idioms – part 7

(1)  Get the sack = to be dismissed from job.  ( has an allusion to tradesmen, who owned their own tools and took them with him in a bag or sack when they were dismissed from employment).

  • The Deputy Manager got the sack for incompetence and financial mismanagement.

(2) Head-hunt  =  identify and approach a suitable person employed elsewhere.

  • Jorty was head-hunted as MD of a leading Commercial Bank.
  • Head-hunting is a form of recruitment and selection.
  • He was head-hunted by a rival company for one of their top jobs.
  • Successful managers are headhunted from larger companies.

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