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"pension sb off" in British English

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pension sb off

mainly UK
phrasal verb with pension uk   us   /ˈpen.ʃən/ verb
to make someone ​leave a ​job and give them a ​pension: Workers in the ​company are being pensioned off at 50.
(Definition of pension sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pension sb off

UK informal
phrasal verb with pension uk   us   /ˈpenʃən/ verb
to make someone ​leave their ​job, usually because of their age or ​health, and ​pay them a ​pension: Despite almost ​bankrupting the ​business, the Chairman has been pensioned off with a ​fullbenefitspackage.
(Definition of pension sb off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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