walking papers

plural noun

Definition of walking papers

: dismissal, discharge

called also walking ticket

Examples of walking papers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before that, Karl Dorrell left the crosstown rivalry with his walking papers in 2007, a day after being trampled by the Trojans for the fourth time in five seasons. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 Don Muhlbach got a hell of a 40th birthday present from the Detroit Lions this week — his walking papers. Dave Birkett, USA TODAY, 19 Aug. 2021 Don Muhlbach got a hell of a 40th birthday present from the Detroit Lions this week — his walking papers. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 19 Aug. 2021 Talented animators and longtime members of the Vinton Claymation family got their walking papers. oregonlive, 11 June 2021 The entire board and then Mr. DeJoy should be handed their walking papers. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2021 This offseason, Jacksonville will hire a new general manager, and likely a new head coach, although Doug Marrone (23-42 in five seasons) has yet to officially receive his walking papers. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of walking papers

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of walking papers was in 1825

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29 Nov 2021

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“Walking papers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20papers. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of walking papers

used to say that someone has been ordered to leave a place, job, etc.


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