What does give the elbow mean?

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  1. (transitive, slang, Britain) To fire (an employee); to terminate the employment of.
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Will Chiles give the elbow to fellow celebrity Baggies fan Frank Skinner and allow Christine to sit next to him in Albion's Halfords Lane West Stand?
She also claims that we should give the elbow to high-ish protein, low glycaemic-index diet and various food-combining.

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