pink slip

notice of dismissal from one's job.

1910–15 Unabridged


verb (used with object), pink-slipped, pink-slipping.
to dismiss from a job: He will be pink-slipped next month.

1950–55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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pink slip
informal (US) a notice of redundancy issued to an employee

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Example sentences
The writers do have an ideology to support, else they get the pink slip.
Receiving a pink slip may not be as bad as you think.
My family lived one pink slip, one bad diagnosis away from falling off the
  economic cliff.
So these days, being fired often involves more than finding the dreaded pink
  slip in your pay envelope.
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