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The meaning and origin of the expression: Send packing

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Send packing

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Send him packing'?

Send away ignominiously.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Send him packing'?

Portrait of William ShakespeareFrom Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I, 1596:

FALSTAFF: 'Faith, and I'll send him packing.

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