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pink slip

n. 1) slang for official automobile registration certificate, due to its color in some states. 2) slang for notice of being fired or laid off from a job.

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The BOCC directed Teton County Treasurer Beverly Palm to delay sending out any notices of non-payments until a technical solution to removing the fee from pink slips could be found.
This is what I want to read: Eight year old car bought third hand, used extensively by Indian expatriate belonging to the male species, repainted after two accidents, one pink slip and one green, scratches painted over, but she gets you there and you aren't really paying a princely sum so what do you expect...a Rolls.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) has handed out pink slips to more than 50 workers as part of a streamlining move to shutter its mortgage-services unit in Maitland.
Perhaps it is reflective of the new real school library, as professionals find their box stuffed with pink slips. Not our cup of tea.
"I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips, whether he was going to have enough of them to hand out, because his company Bain Capital with all the jobs that they killed, I'm sure he was worried that he'd run out of pink slips."
News reports say that HP has confirmed the layoffs have begun, but declined to say how many will end up with pink slips. AllThingsD, The Wall Street Journal's tech blog, says the number could reach 525.
laid off about 14,000 people in the first half of 2011, a 60 plunge from the 35,375 who got pink slips in the first six months of last year.
With term fate of the Meadowlands Racetrack still uncertain, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which manages the Meadowlands Sports Complex, may hand out pink slips to employees in 60 days, according to a news report in the local Bergen Record.
But we can't stand by and do nothing while pink slips are given to the men and women who educate our children or keep our communities safe.
When March 15 rolls around each year, districts, schools and teachers are sent into a frenzy of planning, anticipating, and dreading the annual distribution of pink slips. This year, 26,000 pink slips were issued--last year there were 26,500 pink slips issued by the March deadline.
The situation in the cafeteria was that the lunch ladies had been given pink slips, the cafeteria director was retiring and a private company was coming in.