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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Ford Motor Company and the South Florida Ford Dealers will give the pink slip for a 2008 V6 Ford Mustang to the winner of a series of simulated drag races on Saturday, March 29, 2008, during the 6th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event on March 29 in West Palm Beach, Fla.