walking paperses

walking papers

noun Informal.
a notification of dismissal.

Origin:
1815–25, Americanism

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walking papers
 
pl n
slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) notice of dismissal

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walking papers definition


Notice of dismissal. To “get one's walking papers” is to be fired.

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