(to get) the Boot

poachThis week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘get the boot. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
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This week’s English for football phrase is to get the boot. The meaning of this expression is to be dismissed from your job, to be kicked out, to be sacked or fired. Being a football manager is a precarious job as there is always a possibility of getting the boot due to poor results and this is what happened to Paul Ince who was fired by Premier League side Blackburn this week. He got the boot for the 11 match winless run his team produced though I am fairly sure he will not be last manager to get the boot this season. To get the boot.

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