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walking ticket

noun, Informal.
Origin of walking ticket
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • As soon as the crisis is over, I will give her a walking ticket!

    Maximina Armando Palacio Valds
  • I said it was all over, because she gave me my walking ticket, I mean my dismissal.

    Frdrique; vol. 2 Charles Paul de Kock
Slang definitions & phrases for walking ticket

walking papers

noun phrase

A dismissal or discharge; esp, a rejection; pink slip: Two baseball veterans got their walking papers today (1820s+)

Related Terms

give someone his walking papers

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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