pink slip

noun

Definition of pink slip

: a notice from an employer that a recipient's employment is being terminated

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Negative energy - such as running into the kicker - can earn a rookie player a pink slip. oregonlive, "Seattle Seahawks win their regular-season opener: 10 winners and losers," 9 Sep. 2019 Instead of more money in their checks, though, they were given a timeline to their pink slip. Cody Nelson, Twin Cities, "Canning plant closure a rude awakening for Sleepy Eye," 7 Sep. 2019 The Pacquiao corner jokes that all those wagers are pink slips. Los Angeles Times, "Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Keith Thurman could be the last time we see him in the ring," 19 July 2019 The Steve Sarkisian Project post-Shanahan didn’t work after two seasons and in comes Koetter fresh off his pink slip in Tampa. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "NFC South Offseason Reports: Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston Face Critical Seasons," 18 June 2019 For all the pink slips to Padres hitting coaches, the team’s starting pitching has lagged in most years. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Padres thoughts: On Green; Machado ejection; team appeal for Myers," 18 June 2019 Throughout the recession and much of its aftermath, when many Americans were grateful to receive a paycheck instead of a pink slip, jobs and raises were in short supply. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, "Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains," 13 July 2018 Throughout the recession and much of its aftermath, when many Americans were grateful to receive a paycheck instead of a pink slip, jobs and raises were in short supply. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, "Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains," 13 July 2018 Before the pink slips, about 70 people worked at TWC, which was never able to recover from Harvey Weinstein's demise. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "Weinstein Co. Lays Off 20-Plus Employees," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of pink slip

1904, in the meaning defined above

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pink slip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pink slip

chiefly US, informal : a notice that is given to a worker by an employer saying that the worker's job is ending

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