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walking papers

noun plural

Simple Definition of walking papers

  • —used to say that someone has been ordered to leave a place, job, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of walking papers

  1. :  dismissal, discharge —called also walking ticket

1825

First Known Use of walking papers

1825


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