Definition of walking papers in English:

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walking papers

Pronunciation: /ˈwôkiNG ˈpāpərz/

plural noun

North 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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