walking papers


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

walking papers

pl.n. Slang
A notice of discharge or dismissal.

walking papers

pl n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) slang chiefly US and Canadian notice of dismissal

walk′ing pa`pers


n.pl.
Informal.
a notification of dismissal.
[1815–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walking papers - (informal) a notice of dismissal or dischargewalking papers - (informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge
dismission, pink slip, dismissal - official notice that you have been fired from your job
References in periodicals archive ?
Wendell McKines, whom most everyone thought would be given his walking papers after Rain or Shine started out with a 1-4 record, again stood at the forefront of the Elasto Painters' attack in hammering Meralco, 96-89, for No.
I'm told by reliable sources that six vice presidents received their walking papers shortly after the story ran, part of the 25 layoffs that the nonprofit had announced where imminent.
Loud & Proud's current roster includes critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, Seattle's artistic envelope-pushers Walking Papers and classic rockers Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.
Put down those plans to build a new BBQ, you NEED to witness the wonder that is Walking Papers at The Pint on Eden Quay.
That could have been enough give Johnson his walking papers.
WALKING Papers, featuring Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses/ Velvet Revolver) Jeff Angell (Post Stardom Depression / The Missionary Position) and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees/Mad Season) will play The Vault in Rugby on Tuesday, November 6 as one of the five dates on their debut UK tour.
Eventually deciding that a more prestigious job may be the key to finding a new girlfriend, Griffin prepares to turn in his walking papers and reinvent himself.
The journey begins with the deliberate, funky march of Walking Papers.
Joe Slayton, the former president of Alltel's wireless operations who formed Slayton Enterprises LLC after receiving his Alltel walking papers, purchased Club Tan Studios in Jonesboro, a high-end tanning salon with a coffee shop and dessert bar.
But as investment bankers get their walking papers in the thousands, a handful of hedge funds that bet right on subprime mortgages and the U.
As it is, your walking papers have arrived and it looks like it's time for you to leave the building.
Predictably, Samantha was given her walking papers.