get the pink slip

idiom

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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Recent Examples on the Web The franchise would have to cut someone to make room on the 17-player roster, and Smailagic would be the most likely candidate to get the pink slip after playing only 152 minutes in 1½ years (13 minutes this season). Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Mar. 2021

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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 17 Jul. 2024.

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