give (one) the pink slip

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give (one) the pink slip

To dismiss one from a job. I can't believe the boss gave me the pink slip after five years on the job! The new secretary hasn't taken one accurate message for me all week—I think it's time to give her the pink slip.
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Brian Butch will still suit up for the Bolts, who found no reason to give him the pink slip last Sunday after he erupted for 40 points and 31 rebounds and keyed Meralco's rise from 20 points down in a 109-98 whipping of Air21.
JAMES ELLISON believes he showed his true colours at Oulton Park -and he's hoping it means Guisborough-based Swan Honda don't give him the pink slip this winter.
Jim Hahn's chances will depend on whether voters think there is a reason to give him the pink slip.