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give someone the big E

Definition of give someone the big E in English:

British informal Reject someone.
[E from elbow]
Example sentences
  • That said, it’s inadvisable to give him the big E just because he used his fish knife to butter his bread.
  • Do you have any tips or tricks on how to give her the big E?
  • The end result is that people like me - people who are reliable, people he can trust - get given the big E.
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