Get the sack

Do you know the English expression “to get the sack“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Nadine: Why didn’t Paul come to work today?

Sara: Didn’t you hear? He got the sack on Friday for his bad performance last year.

Does it mean:

a) get fired

b) get a big bag

c) be suspended from work

d) get a reward

The answer is below. ↓

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Answer: a) get fired