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"walking papers" in British English

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walking papersnoun [plural]

uk   us   US
If you give someone ​theirwalkingpapers, you ​ask that ​person to ​leave a ​place or a ​job because they have done something ​wrong: Three ​players gottheirwalkingpapers last ​week. She was called into the boss's ​office and given her ​walkingpapers.
(Definition of walking papers from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"walking papers" in Business English

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walking papersnoun [plural]

uk   us   informal US
HR, WORKPLACE →  marching orders
(Definition of walking papers from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “walking papers”
in Chinese (Simplified) 解雇通知, 逐客令…
in Chinese (Traditional) 解雇通知, 逐客令…
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