give (someone) the pink slip


chiefly US, informal
: to stop employing (someone) because there is not enough work : lay off
usually used as be given the pink slip
Thousands of factory workers have been given the pink slip in recent months.

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“Give (someone) the pink slip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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