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addaword.gifdefinition of demise

verb
euphemism for 'to sack' or 'to make redundant', used by multinational bank HSBC to refer to the loss of over 3,000 jobs
The integration of advisers means the roles of commercial financial advisers will be demised.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/04/2013 15:51:00
Definition of demise from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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