the dismissal of employees
   Not an operation to change masculinity:
    It is imperative the process of demanning continues. (Daily Telegraph, 8 March 1994 — a chairman was announcing the dismissal of 2,000 employees)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • demanning — /dē manˈing/ noun The deliberate reduction of the number of employees in a particular industry, etc ORIGIN: ↑de (2) • • • demanˈ transitive verb (demannˈing; demannedˈ) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • deman — demanˈ transitive verb (demannˈing; demannedˈ) • • • Main Entry: ↑demanning …   Useful english dictionary

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