Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shove, the n.

dismissal from one’s employment.

implied in get the shove
[UK]J. Maclaren-Ross Of Love And Hunger 160: He’ll may have had the shove by then.

In phrases

get the shove (v.)

1. to be dismissed from a job.

[UK]R. Whiteing No. 5 John Street 98: ‘Did you get the shove to-day?’ ‘The what?’ ‘The sack?’.
Star Trib. (Minneapolis, MI) 30 Sept. 3/5: Colonel Bogey is dismissed [...] Glad he’s gone [...] Now he’s got the shove.
[Ire]Joyce Ulysses 109: Who passed away. Who departed this life. As if they did it of their own accord. Got the shove, all of them.
Santa Fe New Mexican (NM) 19 Sept. 5/5: He got the shove [...] and that left room for Johnson to move up to his post.
[Aus]G. Seal Lingo 155: Other terms for losing one’s job include to [...] get the fuck; get the push; get the shove.

2. to be rejected by a lover.

[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 30 July 14/2: ‘Ow’d y’ come t’ git th’ shove?’ ‘Through not clingin’ t’ th’ all-powerful, Mucker,’ answered Ponto, gloomily, and ‘waxed’ the end of an unhealthy-looking bumper, preparatory to lighting it.

3. in sports contexts, to be dismissed from the game.

[Aus]Bug (Aus.) 4 Aug. [Internet] You never know when the rule is going to be enforced or whether getting the shove for swearing is going to return.
give someone the shove (v.) (also give the shove to someone)

to dismiss, usu. from a job.

[UK]R. Whiteing No. 5 John Street 214: Cooks sittin’ up all the blessed time to get it ready for ’im [...] If it warn’t ready, he give the shove to the ’ole shoot.
[UK]J. Cameron It Was An Accident 63: You heard that Kelly gave me the shove Noreen?