pink slip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pink slip official notice that you have been fired from your job
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Idioms

Pink slip - If someone receives a pink slip, they receive a letter telling them they have lost their job.
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Usage

In literature:

She stood staring down a row of pink gramophone throats till he rejoined her and slipped his arm through hers.
"Summer" by Edith Wharton
Then he picked up the pink slip of newspaper.
"The Wisdom of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton
It was a remarkably pretty woman in a white lingerie gown over a pink slip.
"Buttered Side Down" by Edna Ferber
Pink went up to him and slipped a rope around his neck.
"The Heritage of the Sioux" by B.M. Bower
Why did those slips oftentime change color, from blue to pink, or pink-to-blue?
"Blind Man's Lantern" by Allen Kim Lang
Mabel's was worn over a pink silk slip, and Patty's over blue.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
He handed a pink slip of paper to Jack.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
Then the slot clicked and a glossy pink slip came rolling out.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Then she put on some fine, pretty garments and a slip of pink silk, cut over from a petticoat of Madam Wetherill's.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Alex answers by shovin' a pink slip of paper into his hands.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
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In news:

STEVE KELLEY PINK-SLIPPED : Veteran political cartoonist is among today's Times-Picayune layoffs.
All Blogs Phlog Al Kaprielian is pink slipped.
20,000 receive ' precautionary ' pink slips.
A Pink Slip From the Pope.
Scott Signs "Pink Slip Budget ".
Rick Scott, known to many Floridians as "Pink Slip Rick", will sign a budget today eliminating thousands of jobs while middle class Floridians continue to grapple with 10.4% unemployment.
Financial crisis spawns more pink slips.
Pink slips went out to 14 staffers with Jackson Community College Tuesday.
Years of pink slips have taken a toll on California's teachers to be sure, but the dim job market has also had an impact on people wanting to become teachers at a time when the state's population of children reaching school age is rising.
Slate's Explainer : A pink slip from the pope.
More than 1,500 employees received pink slips last month.
She's bare, but for a short pink slip.
Anti-Obama CEO gives raises instead of pink slips.
The layoffs are unprecedented for the TWU, as transit only gained the right to issue pink slips to those workers in 2002.
Maine mall Santa gets pink slip for Christmas.
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