pension off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pension off grant a pension to
    • v pension off let go from employment with an attractive pension "The director was pensioned off when he got senile"
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Usage

In literature:

I had to pension her off, poor old soul, and she is gone to the almshouse.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
If the young men would pension her off and send her away, the County would very likely take them up.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
Pensioning off his other wife, he took the young girl himself and sold the mother to the local chief for a ton of copra.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
They had pensioned him off.
"The Happy Unfortunate" by Robert Silverberg
For I married that girl, and pensioned off Mrs. Kibbey, and I never did such a fine stroke of business in all my life.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, March 1893" by Various
We were all pensioners on Uncle Sam, and fighting to keep the other fellow off from having a share of his bounty.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
Perhaps Ferringhall has pensioned her off.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
We shall be left at Mauleon until he's pensioned off.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Sir Horace would have pensioned me off if I had let him.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
To solve the difficulty the Venetians pensioned him off.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
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In poetry:

Then, pensioned off at last and done, a sorry thing it stood,
With sagging cobwebs round it spun, and nesteggs in the hood.
Just once a year it lived again, and groaned and creaked along
To fetch the bishop from the train with limping Currajong.
"Currajong" by John O Brien

In news:

The great public-sector pension rip-off.
But now she said she may be forced to re-enter the workforce at age 55 because the state has put off pension increases.
Pay freezes, two-tier wages, pension reform—nothing should be off the table.
Governor Paterson kicked off his final day in office by appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box, and discussing today's Op-Ed in the Daily News about the looming pension crisis.
Governor Paterson kicked off his final day in office by appearing on CNBC's Squawk Box , and discussing today's Op-Ed in the Daily News about the looming pension crisis.
Political rivals of six-term Philadelphia City Councilwoman Marian B Tasco submitted paperwork Monday to force her off May's primary ballot because of her participation in the city's DROP pension program.
We have a pension, no debt and our mortgage is paid off.
Laid off, no pension, little savings.
For years, Pennsylvania has been dodging trouble on the state's underfunded pension systems, using a variety of methods to put off paying for the problems until tomorrow.
The gloves are off as the state's lawmakers prepare to vote tomorrow on the pension reform bill in their special session.
Northrop Grumman 3rd-Quarter Profit Off 12% on Pension Impact, Lower Sales at Most Units.
ARE THE DAYS of elected officials riding off into the sunset clutching six-figure pension checks going to end.
Adachi and Ballard's pension reform gloves come off.
ATHENS, Greece—Greek prime minister says pension funds won't be part of the country's bond buyback scheme, designed to shave nearly (EURO)30 billion ($39 billion) off the country's debt.
Your pension could be worse off.
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