Origin of walking papers
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How to use walking papers in a sentence
He wore white gloves, a dignified long black coat, and matching pants and vest, and he carried a dark walking stick.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They became so brown and shriveled that they looked like walking beef jerky with New York accents.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And so, he says he left prison without proper ID, just his release papers and the “dress-out gear” he was given by the state.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even then, most of us doubted he would show up and actually sign the papers allowing him to enter the 1992 New Hampshire primary.
The Walking Dead piled up an impressive body count in 2014, with Lizzie, Hershel, and Beth among its major casualties.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
All changes are to be Rang either by walking them (as the term is) or else Whole-pulls, or Half-pulls.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
He was long a correspondent of the National Intelligencer and other papers, residing in Virginia.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
A delightful instance of this fell under my own observation, as I was walking on Hampstead Heath.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for walking papers
Cultural definitions for walking papers
Notice of dismissal. To “get one's walking papers” is to be fired.
Other Idioms and Phrases with walking papers
A dismissal, as in They're downsizing, and I got my walking papers last week. This slangy expression, first recorded in 1835, refers to a written notice of dismissal.