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give notice

1. To inform one's employer of one's resignation. In this usage, a possessive pronoun is often used between "give" and "notice." I just gave my notice, so I'm officially leaving in two weeks. You can just walk out—you have to at least give notice!
2. To alert one to something. I think your teacher would have been more understanding if you had given notice of this printing issue in advance.
See also: give, notice
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give (one's) notice

to formally tell one's employer that one is quitting one's job. Did you hear that James is leaving? He gave his notice yesterday. Lisa gave notice today. She got a job offer from another company.
See also: give, notice
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

give notice

1. Inform or warn someone of something, as in He's prompt about giving us notice of any discrepancy in the accounts. [Late 1500s]
2. Tell one's employer one is quitting, as in Our housekeeper gave notice last week. This usage, first recorded in 1765, originally alluded to any kind of termination, such as a housing lease, but today is most often used for leaving employment.
See also: give, notice
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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On consulting the hotel book it was found that he had given notice to leave, that afternoon.
TMC MP Subhasish Chakraborty has given notice in the Upper House to raise 'battling India's severe water crisis'.
'We've given notice to residents according to the law.
Fernando had also been given notice to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department today to record a statement over the Easter Sunday attacks.
He further said issues of safety were regulated by Factories Act and as such the employee who was given notice of termination of employment for making a complain about the safety of his/her work may report a trade dispute to the District Labour Office in terms of Section 6 (1) of Trade Disputes Act, 2016 for mediation.
The accused replied that we were given notice the prior evening only and they could not hire counsels.
His counsel told the court that Jakhrani was given notice to appear as a witness but they have reservation that anti-graft body might arrest him.
Maci Green, 18, of McLeansboro, given notice to appear in court, charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol.
Brookstone has given notice to all of its salaried employees that they may not have a job in two months.
"Pence has the audacity to say that Trump has given notice to Pakistan, no one can given notice to Pakistan, let alone US," he asserted.
O'Brien said he has given notice for discussion on demonetisation for the past three weeks, but the government has not yet listed the matter.
According to the company, as a result of the decision taken in August 2015 to move the production from its own factory in Denmark to its own factory in China, the majority of the employees at the factory in Denmark were given notice of dismissal in March 2016 and the remaining was given notice in August and the retention bonuses associated with this action have been expensed and accrued for a total of USD486,000.
"It is with regret that Drs Hindle and Smith have given notice to they will be terminating their contract on October 31 so after this date will no longer be responsible for providing GP and primary care services for patients registered at Llys Meddyg.