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English Reference for kubi (くび)

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  1. noun neck
  2. head
  3. usually kana dismissal, discharge, firing (from a job)
Example sentences
If he will not work hard, he will be fired
The horse broke its neck when it fell
I feel the tension in my neck, where it gets sore and stiff
This is a bruising information war. At this rate we'll never come out on top. We've got to replace our CIO
He told me point-blank that I was fired
You're fired
When the dog tried to bite me, I held him down by the neck and thoroughly scolded him
People in the back row craned to see the stage
The police seized the robber by the neck
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