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get (or be) shot of

Definition of get or be shot of in English:

British informal Get (or be) rid of: Helen couldn’t wait to get shot of me
More example sentences
  • Car boot fairs are wonderful places to get shot of your junk - and make some money while you're at it.
  • If they have ever worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, get shot of them.
  • Some might even be happy to be shot of the badge - wearing radicals with loopy ideas who used to give politics a bad name.
Synonyms
dispose of, do away with, throw away, throw out, toss out, clear out, discard, scrap, remove, dispense with, lose, dump, bin, unload, jettison, dismiss, expel, eject, weed out, root out
informal get rid of, chuck (away), ditch, junk, get shut of
British informal see the back of
North American informal shuck off
See parent entry: shot

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