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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 story of the pink-slip repeal contradicts a common criticism of the income tax--that it leads to a tyranny of the minority who "soak the rich." Very few Americans paid income taxes at that time.
Devoting ample time to living-room chats with laid-off textile workers in Kannapolis, North Carolina, as well as former high-tech workers in Seattle and Florida--whose pink-slip indignation was compounded when they were forced to train their Indian replacements--Spotts' film lays bare the personal devastation of job loss.
Where are these factory workers and bankers heading after the pink-slip lands?
Shaw's reluctance to pink-slip executives is understandable, given his personal history.