Meaning of “pink slip” in the English Dictionary

"pink slip" in American English

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pink slipnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɪŋ ˈslɪp/

a notice from an employer informing employees that they no longer have jobs:

Management started issuing pink slips yesterday.

(Definition of “pink slip” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pink-slip" in Business English

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pink-slipverb [ T ]

uk us US informal HR

to give an employee a pink slip:

The sales department has been told to pink-slip 20% of its staff.

pink slipnoun [ C ]

uk us US informal HR

a document given to an employee to tell them that they do not have a job any longer:

A year after he got his pink slip, he was still looking for work.

(Definition of “pink-slip” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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