written out of the script


written out of the script
   dismissed from employment
   Literally, in theatrical use, in a serial play, soap opera, etc. and metaphorically for others:
    ... he had played a psychiatrist in a soap opera for seven years until he was written out of the script. (Sanders, 1981)
    I wouldn't write the D-G out of the script too early. (Deighton, 1988)
   Whence the figurative use of death:
    One jalopy like that in the flight could get us all written out of the script. (Deighton, 1982)

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