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 — 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 — ( 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

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