laying off


laying off
stopping, pausing; dismissing of workers, cutting back on the number of workers

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • laying off — The election and designation of a homestead. 26 Am J1st Home §§ 87 et seq. An employer s act in terminating the employment temporarily. A slang term for desisting from critical comments. A gambler s term for not placing a wager on a particular… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • laying-off —  Terminating workers because there is no work …   American business jargon

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  • laying out — Locating and establishing a new highway. Borrowdale v Board of County Comrs. 23 NM 1, 163 P 721. See laying off …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Laying worker bee — A laying worker bee is a worker bee that lays unfertilized eggs usually in the absence of a queen bee. Only drones develop from the eggs of laying worker bees (with some exceptions, see thelytoky). A beehive cannot survive with only a laying… …   Wikipedia

  • Laying on of hands — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Off hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Off one's hands — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lay off — phrasal verb Word forms lay off : present tense I/you/we/they lay off he/she/it lays off present participle laying off past tense laid off past participle laid off 1) [transitive] to end someone s employment, especially temporarily, because there …   English dictionary


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