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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.
See also: pink, slip

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.
See also: pink, slip
References in classic literature ?
Under the pink slip Mr Usher found a strip of a later paper, headed, "Astounding Escape of Millionaire's Daughter with Convict.
My employer gave me the pink slip without any notice.
This form, known as the pink slip because it was printed on pink paper, would then become a public record open to inspection by anyone.
Excited punters in Loughrea, Co Galway, were checking their numbers after it emerged the pink slip was bought in the town.
In the pink slip arena are Kris Markovich (let go from Blind), Jimmy Astleford and Carlos de Andrade (gone from World), and Kristian Svitak, Jim Gagne, John Ponts, and Jhovany Vidal (all dropped from Black Label).
There's a new party in town -- the Pink Slip Party.