pink slip


Definition of pink slip

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

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Examples of pink slip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Chargers followed a few hours later, giving Anthony Lynn the pink slip. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Ranking NFL's six open head coaching jobs in 2021 from worst to first," 4 Jan. 2021 The Chargers followed a few hours later, giving Anthony Lynn the pink slip. Nate Davis, Detroit Free Press, "Ranking Detroit Lions' head coach job among 6 NFL openings in 2021: Worst to first," 4 Jan. 2021 Some are concerned that Matt Masterson, a senior cybersecurity adviser at CISA with extensive election administration experience, could be next to receive a pink slip. David Uberti, WSJ, "Cyber Official’s Ouster Tests Government Relations With Private Sector," 18 Nov. 2020 After 44 years of hosting a bluegrass music show on KSON 103.7 FM, Wayne Rice gets a pink slip On Sept. 30, local KSON radio show host Wayne Rice was presented a distinguished achievement award from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Bluegrass radio show is put out to pasture," 14 Oct. 2020 Seibert, the Browns' fifth-round pick in 2019, earned his pink slip after doinking the left upright on his lone extra point attempt and sailing his lone 41-yard field goal attempt wide right. cleveland, "Browns waive Austin Seibert, elevate Cody Parkey from practice squad after Seibert misses PAT and FG in loss to Ravens," 14 Sep. 2020 Two weeks ago, Pettis, to my eye, was an underachiever whose late-season banishment by head coach Kyle Shanahan foreshadowed a pink slip to come this summer. Eric Branch,, "49ers’ 53-man roster projection: Pettis, Hasty, Daniels, Cyprien make the cut," 1 Sep. 2020 Now, those who remain on the job must worry about the phony pink slip. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Scammers tell people they're fired or may have COVID-19," 12 Aug. 2020 So if you're stopped at a light and hear a four-note blast coming from a little old lady in a Roadmaster next to you, don't do anything silly with your pink slip. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1994 Buick Roadmaster Gains Real Firepower," 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of pink slip

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pink slip was in 1904

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16 Jan 2021

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“Pink slip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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