plural nounNorth American informal
Notice of dismissal from a job: the reporter has been given his walking papers
More example sentences
- Rosen and Weissman have been handed their walking papers, and AIPAC is backpedaling furiously on its previous statements denying any wrongdoing by its employees.
- The exec actually handed in his own walking papers on Dec. 21.
- ‘He shouldn't get a medal and he shouldn't get a promotion; he should get his walking papers,’ Udall said in a Friday release.
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Syllabification: walk·ing pa·pers
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