pinkslip

pink-slip

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

Origin:
1950–55

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pink slip definition


  1. n.
    a piece of paper giving notice of dismissal from employment; any dismissal from employment. : I got a pink slip today. I guess I had it coming.
  2. tv.
    to dismiss someone from employment. (See also pink-slipped.) : They pink slipped the whole office force today.
  3. n.
    a learner's permit for driving an automobile. (In some U.S. states.) : You can't even drive in your own driveway without a pink slip.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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