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Forcing someone and being forced to leave a job - thesaurus

Synonyms

fire

verb

to make someone leave their job, sometimes as a punishment

lay off

to end someone’s employment, especially temporarily, because there is not enough work for them

retire

verb

to force someone to leave their job, especially before they reach the age when they are officially too old to work

discharge

verb

to allow or force someone to leave an official job or position

dismiss

verb

to force someone to leave their job

ease out

to make someone leave a job or position without saying anything publicly

pension off

to force someone to stop working and give them a pension

pay off

to stop employing a worker and give them any money that they are owed

sack

verb

Britishinformal to tell someone that they can no longer work at their job

give someone notice

to tell someone that they must leave their job

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the axe

noun

mainly journalism a situation in which a government, a company, or an organization decides to end something or to get rid of a worker or their job

be for the chop

to be likely to be forced to leave your job

be out on your ear

to be suddenly forced to leave your home, your job, or your place in an organization

bump

verb

Americaninformal to take someone’s job away from them

buy out someone’s contract

American to pay a person or organization the rest of an amount of money that has been promised in a contract so that someone can leave or be forced to leave their job early

can

verb

Americaninformal to sack someone

chuck out

informal to force someone to leave a place or a job, usually because they have done something wrong

constructive dismissal

noun

British something an employer does in order to try to make a worker decide to leave their job

defrock

verb

to remove a priest from their job because they have done something wrong

demise

verb

business a euphemism meaning to fire someone from their job or make them redundant

dismissal

noun

an act of making someone leave their job

eject

verb

to force someone to leave a job or organization

elbow out

to make someone leave a job or position so that you or someone else can take their place

fall

verb

to lose a position of power

furlough

verb

American to allow or order someone to leave work for a period of time

get/be given the chop

to be forced to leave your job

get/be given your cards

to be told by your employer that you no longer have a job

get out

to remove someone from their job, especially from a position of political power

get the boot

to be told to leave your job or your school

give someone/get the push

if someone gives you the push, or if you get the push, you are sent away from your job

give someone the heave-ho

to tell someone that they have to leave their job

hatchet man

noun

informal someone employed by a company to do a job that is not popular with other people, especially to get rid of members of staff

last in, first out

used for saying that the person who started to work for an employer most recently should be the first to leave if the number of workers is reduced

lay-off

noun

a situation in which an employer ends a worker’s employment, especially temporarily, because there is not enough work for them

let someone go

informal to officially tell someone that they can no longer work at a job

marching orders

noun

informal an act of telling someone that they must leave a place or that they are no longer wanted, needed, or employed

outplacement

noun

the process of finding new jobs for people in your company who have been forced to leave because their job no longer exists

pink slip

noun

Americaninformal notice that an employer gives to someone telling them that they are no longer employed

put someone out to grass

to force someone to leave a job because they are old and no longer useful

put someone out to pasture

humorous to make someone leave their job because they are considered to be too old

redundancy

noun

British a situation in which someone is told to leave their job because they are no longer needed

relieve of

formal to make someone leave their job, usually because they have done something wrong

removal

noun

the process of making someone leave a job or position of power

retrench

verb

Australian to make a worker redundant

the sack

noun

Britishinformal a situation in which the management of a company ends someone’s job

sacking

noun

Britishinformal an act of forcing someone to leave their job

severance

noun

a situation in which money is paid to a worker who is forced to leave a company because they are no longer needed

stand down

Australian to stop employing someone, often temporarily, because there is not enough work for them

to be Bangalored

if someone or their job is Bangalored, they lose their job because the work has been moved to another country where labour is cheaper

walking papers

noun

American marching orders

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