take an early bath


take an early bath
   to be dismissed for foul play or poor performance
   Sporting jargon, but some figurative use also of dismissal from employment:
    The week started with the farce of Sunday newspaper stories about... the chairman taking an early bath. (Daily Telegraph, 7 October 2000)
   See also early bath.

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