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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

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
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At the Board of Health he was attacked as `the autocrat, pope, grand lama of sanitary reform' and he made so many enemies in Westminster and Whitehall that Lord Palmerston pensioned him off in 1854.
But last night, 32-year-old Munton vowed to fight on and prove the cynics wrong who have already pensioned him off.
When PC Tony Ashton decided to hang up his truncheon and asked fellow officers to start calling him Claire, bosses in the West Mercia force pensioned him off and gave him a civilian job.