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Watching an interview with Anthony Bourdain and he says the following,

Interviewer: "Have you ever fired anyone?"

Anthony: "... I'd go to the hiring person (female) and say, 'Pauly', I don't wanna see him no more, he needs a little ride out in the metal lands..." What does this mean? I googled it but nothing close came up as a result.

The link is below. Fast forward to 17:40.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUEFdWAKpf0

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It's a joking allusion to Sonny Corleone's order, in The Godfather, to have his father's driver Paulie executed for betraying Don Vito to a rival family:

SONNY: to Clemenza, after Paulie exits I want you to take care of that sonofabitch right away. Paulie sold out the old man, that stronz'. I don't want to see him again. Make that first thing on your list, understand?

The next day Clemenza has Paulie drive him and an associate on a series of errands around New York City. At night, as they are driving through the Meadowlands on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, Clemenza has Paulie pull over onto the shoulder so he can take a leak; when Clemenza leaves the car the associate shoots Paulie.

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