pension off

(redirected from pension us off)

pension off

1. To force someone to go into retirement and begin receiving their pension. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pension" and "off." They wanted to pension me off early, but I refused to leave before I turned 70. Anyone who works for the city or state will be automatically pensioned off at 65.
2. To discard or cease to use something due to being old or obsolete. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pension" and "off." The army pensioned trucks like these off in the 1990s, and you can find them for dirt cheap these days if you're willing to invest in repairs. I finally decided to pension off my computer so I could use something a bit more up-to-date for my postgraduate degree.
See also: off
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pension someone off

to retire someone with a pension. The company tried to pension me off before I was ready to retire. They pensioned off the long-time workers.
See also: off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
"The great thing for senior citizens like me, Ray Houghton and Paul McGrath is that Mick is not prepared to pension us off without giving us a chance to show what we can still do.
And the good thing for us senior citizens is that he's not prepared to pension us off without a fair chance of proving that we deserve to stay in the side."