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 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, "Opinion: Trevor Lawrence among factors that could make Jaguars most attractive NFL job of the offseason," 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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“Walking papers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20papers. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of walking papers

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

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