off the payroll


off the payroll
   1. dismissed from employment
   Joining the rest of humanity which was never on that particular payroll in the first place:
    So the old boy hadn't known I was 'off the payroll'. (Shirer, 1984 — the newspaper proprietor had not known that a journalist on one of his newspapers had been dismissed)
   2. employed by a competitor
   Not paid by the same master:
    If a transmission took place without these words, the ex-CIA man would know that whoever was out there... was off the payroll. (Forsyth, 1996)

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

Look at other dictionaries:

  • be off the payroll — no longer receive a salary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • off the books — idi+bus without being part of an official payroll, income report, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • The Second Coming (The Sopranos episode) — Infobox Television episode Title = The Second Coming Series = The Sopranos Caption = Season = 6 Episode = 19 Airdate = Start date|2007|5|20 Production = Writer = Terence Winter Director = Tim Van Patten Photographer = Guests = see below Episode… …   Wikipedia

  • The Animation Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 839 — The Animation Guild Full name The Animation Guild and Affiliated Optical Electronic and Graphic Arts Native name IATSE Local #839 Founded 1952 Members …   Wikipedia

  • payroll — noun allowance, compensation, disbursement of salary, employees earnings, employees salaries, labor expense, list of paid employees, list of salaried employees, list of wages to be paid out, payment, payment for services, recompense, remuneration …   Law dictionary

  • The Corrs — do their trademark bow at the end of Geneva concert From (L R): Sharon, Caroline, Andrea and Jim. Background information Origin Dundalk …   Wikipedia

  • The Lutheran Hour — is a U.S. religious radio program that proclaims the message of Jesus Christ on nearly 800 stations throughout North American, as well as by weekly audiences on the American Forces Network and XM Satellite Radio FamilyTalk 170. First broadcast on …   Wikipedia

  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal — The July 27, 2005 front page of The Daytona Beach News Journal Type Daily newspaper Format Broadsheet …   Wikipedia

  • The New York Times — NYT redirects here. For the theater organization also known as NYT, see National Youth Theatre. The New York Times …   Wikipedia

  • The Sopranos timeline — A timeline of events in The Sopranos , a television series on HBO.Pre Season One*1920s–1930s **Corrado John Junior , John Francis Johnny Boy and Ercoli Eckley Soprano are born to Corrado Soprano, Sr. **Robert Bobby Baccalieri, Sr. is born.… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.