One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dismiss or reject someone or something as unsatisfactory.‘when a CEO gets voted off the island, the CFO typically gets dumped, too’
- ‘I think the company did almost get voted off the island.’
- ‘Pitifully, I was the second co-op to get voted off the island.’
- ‘The disputes erupted into a near fistfight at the Golden Globe awards, where one of The Aviator's four producers, barged into the winners ' photo backstage, even though he had been summarily voted off the island by the other three.’
- ‘The Panasonic had many great qualities, and was a perfect fit in our new corner entertainment unit, but alas, it too was voted off the island, for reasons I'll describe shortly.’
- ‘'It wasn't just attrition,' says a former board member. 'You left because Kevin voted you off the island.'’
- ‘I asked Daughter what she thought of our homegrown dictator and she said, "You all really need to vote her off the island."’
- ‘In the corporate world, when a CEO gets voted off the island, or even ships out voluntarily, the CFO typically gets dumped, too.’
- ‘As a media personality and professor he is safely ensconced in a system that can never vote him off the island.’
- ‘With just 13 weeks before the first votes, the nine survivors of Primary '04 (Florida Senator Bob Graham was voted off the island on Oct. 6) must show that they have the financial heft to take on President Bush.’
- ‘If sports were a reality show, there would be a lot of people I'd vote off the island, starting with the ones who yell, "I got it!"’
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