Layoff

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Definition

a layoff: a dismissal, a firing, a termination of employment
noun

to lay sbdy off: to dismiss, to sack, to fire sbdy
verb
This is an irregular verb:
I lay sbdy off / I laid sbdy off / I have laid sbdy off

Examples

  • "Janine : Well Brent, we know that nobody wants to be standing in the unemployment line, but in most US states, you are entitled to collect unemployment if you have been laid off."
  • "It's you that I have to lay off."
  • "Don't worry, we won't be downsizing, and there are no layoffs forthcoming."
  • "It's not me that's getting laid off."
  • "Generally, it's workers who are laid off that receive unemployment benefits."
  • "Luna : So you know I have to talk to you about a layoff?"
  • "I will do my best to get laid... off."

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