Pink Slip - English Idioms


The idiom "pink slip" refers to a notice of dismissal from employment. The term originates from the United Booking Office established in 1906 where a cancellation notice was typed on a pink slip. Our example sentence is: Because he had worked so hard on his recent project, he was devastated to receive the pink slip from his boss.

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In this chapter we learned all about present tense forms. I learned how to make sentences regarding different present tense situations. Such as is it a past event continuing to the future, exact moment, or past moments that are effecting the present moment. There were a lot of really great examples regarding the usage of the different forms of the present tense. There are 3 different forms within each present tense, there are positive, negative, and question forms, they were all explained and laid out nicely throughout the unit.