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pink slip

noun
1.
notice of dismissal from one's job.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15

pink-slip

[pingk-slip] /ˈpɪŋkˈslɪp/
verb (used with object), pink-slipped, pink-slipping.
1.
to dismiss from a job:
He will be pink-slipped next month.
Origin
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for pink-slip

pink slip

noun
1.
(US, informal) a notice of redundancy issued to an employee
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Slang definitions & phrases for pink-slip

pink slip

noun phrase
  1. A discharge notice; walking papers: All 1,300 employees got pink slips today (1915+)
  2. A legal certificate of car ownership; pink: I got the pink slip, daddy (1950s+ Hot rodders)
verb

: They had pink-slipped Hartz one brutal afternoon (1915+)

Related Terms

get the pink slip, give someone the pink slip


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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