walking papers


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walking papers

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

pl n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) slang chiefly US and Canadian notice of dismissal
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walk′ing pa`pers


n.pl.
Informal.
a notification of dismissal.
[1815–25, Amer.]
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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
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