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phrase British informal
  1. 1
    if someone gives you the push, or if you get the push, you are sent away from your job

    Six people from head office are getting the push.

  2. 2
    if someone gives you the push, or if you get the push, the person you are having a sexual relationship with tells you they want to end the relationship

    I finally gave him the push last night.

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