walking papers

plural noun

Definition of walking papers 

: dismissal, discharge

called also walking ticket

First Known Use of walking papers

1825, in the meaning defined above

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walking papers

noun

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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