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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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If even one worker destined to be pink-slipped refuses, the plan could fall apart.
AOL LATIN AMERICA, a joint venture between Venezuelan media conglomerate Grupo Cisneros and AOL Time Warner, pink-slipped 133 workers--7% of its workforceuin a cost-cutting move.
In its second round of firings this year, Standard Media International pink-slipped 69 of about 400 workers at The Industry Standard, blaming "current market conditions.