reduction in force


reduction in force
   American
   the summary dismissal of an employee or employees
   Whence the acronym riff, used as noun and verb:
    Ask any Federal Government employee what it means when he receives his Reduction in Force letter, and he will say 'I've been riffed'. (letter to New York Times Magazine quoted in Wentworth and Flexner, 1975)

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

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