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English definition of “put sb out to pasture”

put sb out to pasture

informal
to stop someone working in a job because they are too old to be usefulFiring staff and being fired
(Definition of put sb out to pasture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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