Bedeutung von "lay someone off" Essential amerikanisches Englisch Wörterbuch

lay someone off

phrasal verb with lay us /leɪ/ verb (present participle laying, past tense and past participle laid)

to tell someone that there is not enough work for him or her to continue working at a job:

The factory laid off more than a thousand employees.

(Definition von "lay someone off" von Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)