: His girlfriend/boss/[[schoolmaster]] gave him the axe.
*: I had a job in the great North Woods
*: Workin as a cook for a spell.
*: But I never did like it all that much
*: And one day the axe just fell.
: A financial [[dealer]] has an axe in a stock that his buyers dont know about, giving him an advantage in making the most profit.
: Those stocks are losing value quickly; hes axed to sell now before they drop even lower.
: The government announced its plans to axe public spending.
: The broadcaster axed the series because far less people than expected watched it.
: He got axed in the last round of firings.
*: But if thei wolen ony thing lerne, at home axe thei her hosebondis; for it is foule thing to a womman to speke in chirche.
*: And the people axed hym, sayinge: What shall we do then.