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Origin of layoff
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH layofflay off, layoff
Words nearby layoff
Example sentences from the Web for layoff
The gaming site plans to layoff 18 percent of its workforce and shut several offices.
You also knew the libs (including the Super PAC I advised, Priorities USA Action) would zero-in on his record as a layoff artist.
Neither presidential campaign responded to a request for comment about the layoff announcement.Lockheed Martin’s Layoff Notices: An Empty Threat?|Alex Klein|June 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Layoff seems to be the most commonly used word despite—or maybe because of—a passivity that cheats the impact of the experience.The Unemployed Finally Speak Out: D.W. Gibson’s ‘Not Working’|D.W. Gibson|June 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They would rather cut capital expenditures and expenses, and reduce internal control costs than be forced to layoff key talent.
Would he come back to the farm if this ten day layoff were extended, or would he catch a train for Chicago?Plowing On Sunday|Sterling North
After this morning, Rogers would post him for the layoff for sure.
Show them that your layoff hasnt hurt your batting eye, Larry, sang out McRae.Baseball Joe, Home Run King|Lester Chadwick
Come to think of it, Ernie didn't know there was going to be a layoff.
British Dictionary definitions for layoff
Cultural definitions for layoff
The temporary or permanent removal of a worker from his or her job, usually because of cutbacks in production or corporate reorganization.
Idioms and Phrases with layoff
Terminate a person from employment. For example, When they lost the contract, they had to lay off a hundred workers. This expression formerly referred to temporary dismissals, as during a recession, with the idea that workers would be hired back when conditions improved, but with the tendency of businesses to downsize in the 1990s it came to mean “terminate permanently.” [First half of 1800s]
Mark off the boundaries, as in Let's lay off an area for a flower garden. [Mid-1700s]
Stop doing something, quit, as in Lay off that noise for a minute, so the baby can get to sleep, or She resolved to lay off smoking. [Early 1900s]
Stop bothering or annoying someone, as in Lay off or I'll tell the teacher. [Slang; c. 1900]
Place all or part of a bet with another bookmaker so as to reduce the risk. For example, Some bookmakers protect themselves by laying off very large bets with other bookmakers. [Mid-1900s]