laid off

laid off
to be told by the manager that your job is canceled

Billy was laid off because there's not enough work at the plant.

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  • laid-off — adjective having lost your job • Syn: ↑discharged, ↑dismissed, ↑fired, ↑pink slipped • Similar to: ↑unemployed * * * laid off «layd f», adjective. temporarily dismissed from work: »a quirky British fi …   Useful english dictionary

  • laid-off — adj. Laid off is used with these nouns: ↑worker …   Collocations dictionary

  • laid-off — adjective a) Bet with another bookmaker to reduce risk. b) Made unemployed or redundant …   Wiktionary

  • laid off — Meaning Euphemism for being made redundant. Origin …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • laid off —  Temporarily unemployed …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • laid off him — left him alone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laid — past tense and pp. of LAY (Cf. lay) (v.). Laid up injured, sick, originally was a nautical term (1769) describing a ship moored in harbor. Laid off temporarily unemployed is from 1916. Get laid have sex (with someone) attested from 1952, U.S.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • off-the-job — /awf dheuh job , of /, adj. 1. done, received, or happening away from or while not at one s job: off the job research. 2. temporarily not employed: off the job union members. [1965 70] * * * off the job «AWFTH uh JOB, OF », adjective. 1. not on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Off the Books — Single by The Beatnuts featuring Big Punisher Cuban Link from the album Stone Crazy …   Wikipedia

  • Off the Beaten Track — Compilation album by The Stranglers Released 1986 Recorded 1977 1982 Genre Rock …   Wikipedia

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