Grammar Patterns

the N

The 'axe' group

These nouns refer to the ending, dismissal, or rejection of something or someone.
These are all shows that have either disappeared from the airwaves over the last year or are facing the axe in the coming months.
Trevor wrote to all the major manufacturers and got the brush-off.
The conventional view of timber extraction is that it is the kiss of death for a rainforest.
He ought to have been given the sack.
  • axe
  • brush-off
  • chop
  • cold shoulder
  • death knell
  • kiss of death
  • sack
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