get the pink slip

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Definition of get the pink slip

chiefly US, informal
: to lose one's job because there is not enough work : to be laid off Thousands of factory workers have gotten the pink slip in recent months.

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“Get the pink slip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20the%20pink%20slip. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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