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noun as in bum's rush

noun as in marching orders

noun as in walking papers

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Example Sentences

But in a shocking turn of events, wrestling got eight of 14 votes and the heave-ho.

Ornstein is a friend of mine, and was a colleague until I was given the heave-ho from AEI in March 2010.

However, partners who put up a fight might need a permanent heave-ho.

Silently you assume positions of leadership, oh so subtly giving slackers the heave ho.

These efforts must start with a decisive heave-ho of General McChrystal.

The men did “hold on” most powerfully; they did more, they hauled upon the rope, hand over hand, to a “Yo-heave-ho!”

Names like Rummiley come from the old cry of sailors, Rummylow, which they used as sailors use "Heave-ho" now.

Robert and the boatman swelled the chorus as desired, with rollicking "Heave ho's."

"Heave ho, my hearties," cried Jim as we pulled up our stone anchors.

The deep-toned chorus of the sailor, the creaking of the capstan, and the clanking of the iron cogs; the “heave-ho!”


On this page you'll find 197 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to heave-ho, such as: bounce, chuck, culling, disdain, eviction, and push.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.