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layoffs

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plural of layoff

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1 the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily
  • even senior employees lost their jobs in the massive layoff

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2 a period of often involuntary inactivity or idleness
  • after such a long layoff the boxer badly needed to get back into shape

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lay off (of)

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“Layoffs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/layoffs. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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