One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Get (or be) rid of.‘Helen couldn't wait to get shot of me’
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 outView synonyms
- ‘Some might even be happy to be shot of the badge - wearing radicals with loopy ideas who used to give politics a bad name.’
- ‘For the last 18 months or so we've been overpaying our flexible mortgage to get shot of it more quickly.’
- ‘Meanwhile, other managers might get shot of shares that do not fit their portfolio's investing style.’
- ‘You're unlikely to get the best price but you'll get shot of your junk in one fell swoop and, again, it doesn't take much effort on your part.’
- ‘It's too late to get shot of him now at this crucial stage of the qualifying campaign, but if we qualify then maybe we need the change before we go.’
- ‘But I'm mindful that these aren't people I'm getting shot of.’
- ‘They are not the reason I resigned - but what a joy it is to be shot of them.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘At this rate, we won't be shot of Harry until 2009.’
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