pink slip


noun

notice of dismissal from one's job.

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Origin of pink slip

First recorded in 1910–15

Definition for pink slip (2 of 2)

pink-slip
[ pingk-slip ]
/ ˈpɪŋkˈslɪp /

verb (used with object), pink-slipped, pink-slip·ping.

to dismiss from a job: He will be pink-slipped next month.

Origin of pink-slip

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for pink slip

pink slip

noun

US informal a notice of redundancy issued to an employee
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