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walking papers

noun [plural] uk   ( also marching orders) US us  
If you give someone their walking papers, you ask that person to leave a place or a job because they have done something wrong: Three players got their walking papers last week. She was called into the boss's office and given her walking papers.
Translations of “walking papers”
in Chinese (Traditional) 解雇通知, 逐客令…
in Chinese (Simplified) 解雇通知, 逐客令…
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