last in, first out


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last in, first out

Describing a policy or practice in which the employees who were hired most recently will be the first to be laid off. I heard that the company is downsizing its staff next month. I was only hired a year ago, so I'm worried it will be a last in, first out type of situation.
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ˌlast ˈin, ˌfirst ˈout

used, for example in a situation when people are losing their jobs, to say that the last people to be employed will be the first to go
See also: first, last, out