lay off, layoff
- Bets made by one bookmaker with another bookmaker, in an effort to reduce his liability in respect of bets already laid by him with investors.
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lay-off — ˈlay off , layoff noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES the act of stopping a worker s employment because there is not enough work for them to do: • a layoff affecting more than 500 workers • Some employees at the company are getting layoff notices ( … Financial and business terms
lay|off — «LAY F, OF», noun. 1. a dismissing of workers temporarily: »The majority of those affected will be seasoned employees whose layoff dates will be advanced from one to two months as compared with last year (Wall Street Journal). 2. a time during… … Useful english dictionary
lay off — verb 1. put an end to a state or an activity (Freq. 3) Quit teasing your little brother • Syn: ↑discontinue, ↑stop, ↑cease, ↑give up, ↑quit • Ant: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
lay·off — /ˈleıˌɑːf/ noun, pl offs [count] 1 : the act of ending the employment of a worker or group of workers The company announced the layoff of several hundred employees. More layoffs are expected at the factory later this year. see also lay off at… … Useful english dictionary
lay off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If workers are laid off, they are told by their employers to leave their job, usually because there is no more work for them to do. → See also layoff [be V ed P] 100,000 federal workers will be laid off to reduce the deficit... [V … English dictionary
layoff — (n.) also lay off, lay off; 1889, rest, respite; from LAY (Cf. lay) (v.) + OFF (Cf. off). Via seasonal labor with periodic down time, it came to have a sense of temporary release from employment, and by 1960s was being used somewhat… … Etymology dictionary
layoff — UK US (also lay off) /ˈleɪɒf/ noun [C] HR ► the act of ending a worker s job, sometimes temporarily, usually because there is not enough work to do: »Workers have been warned to expect further layoffs. »Layoff notices are expected when business… … Financial and business terms
layoff lust — (LAY.off lust) n. The strong desire to be laid off from one s job. Example Citation: A new term has entered the language: layoff lust, the sudden desire to be sent away with a severance package, providing time at last to search for meaning and… … New words
layoff — ☆ layoff [lā′ôf΄ ] n. [< phr. LAY OFF (see LAY1)] the act of laying off; esp., temporary unemployment, or the period of this … English World dictionary
Layoff — Lay off auch: Lay|off 〈[lɛıɔ̣f] n. 15〉 vorübergehende Entlassung von Arbeitskräften [engl.] … Universal-Lexikon