SYSK 70: Where Does the Expression “You’re Fired” Come From?


I’ve been “under the weather” for the last week or so, and ran out of prepared appdev SYSK items, so this one is a filler… 


The expression "to get fired" comes from centuries ago. When clans wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down.


BTW, the popular phrase “under the weather”, which stands for "ill", dates back to early 1800th, when it was commonly believed that bad weather can make you sick.


Source:  www.idiomsite.com


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