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pink slip

A notice of termination from an employer. He was in total disbelief when he received a pink slip from his boss today, as he had worked at the company for over a decade.
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pink slip

1. n. a piece of paper giving notice of dismissal from employment; any dismissal from employment. I got a pink slip today. I guess I had it coming.
2. tv. to dismiss someone from employment. (see also pink-slipped.) They pink slipped the whole office force today.
3. n. a learner’s permit for driving an automobile. (In some U.S. states.) You can’t even drive in your own driveway without a pink slip.
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116) In March, just after the House passed the bill repealing the pink-slip provision, Morgenthau again repeated that the Treasury was strictly neutral (117)--despite what others were saying.
On June 19, 1935, shortly after repeal of the pink-slip provision, Roosevelt sent Congress a message proposing tax policies intended to decrease "an unjust concentration of wealth and economic power.
124) He signed the bill abolishing the pink-slip provision on April 30.
In less than three months the campaign to repeal the pink-slip income-tax-publicity provision went from hopeless to triumphant.
The prohibition-repeal campaign and the campaign to repeal the pink-slip provision had much in common--participants, methodology, and ideology.
The repeal of the pink-slip less than one year after its passage meant that the effectiveness of income-tax-information publicity would not be tested.