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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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Pink-slipped employees would be allowed to remain on the job until at least March 22, when the reorganization is complete.
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After getting pink-slipped on Christmas Eve, shop clerk Ginger Rogers goes home, discovers an abandoned baby on her doorstep, and finds that everyone from the foundling-home nurses to her billionaire boss (David Niven) believes that it's really her kid.