to dismiss from employment
   In the case of governments, the numbers of cards in the pack remain the same, as in a ministerial reshuffle, where the head of government dismisses ministers and appoints others to their place. In an industrial reshuffle many of the cards no longer remain in the pack:
    Ericsson spoke of negative momentum at the end of 1995 and early 1996 as 12,000 Public Communications staff were reshuffled. The 1996 rise in orders can be seen as evidence that the new slimmeddown unit found its footing. (Goldman Sachs Research paper, February 1997)

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  • reshuffle — re‧shuf‧fle [riːˈʆʌfl] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to move people in a large organization, especially a government, from one job to another: • The world s biggest advertising agency is reshuffling its management. reshuffle noun [countable] …   Financial and business terms

  • reshuffle — (v.) 1830, of cards, 1899, of organizations, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + SHUFFLE (Cf. shuffle) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reshuffle — ► VERB 1) interchange the positions of (members of a team, especially government ministers). 2) rearrange. ► NOUN ▪ an act of reshuffling …   English terms dictionary

  • reshuffle — [rē shuf′əl] vt. reshuffled, reshuffling 1. to shuffle again 2. to rearrange or reorganize n. a reshuffling or being reshuffled, or the result of this …   English World dictionary

  • reshuffle — I UK [ˌriːˈʃʌf(ə)l] / US [ˌrɪˈʃʌf(ə)l] / US [ˈrɪʃʌf(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms reshuffle : singular reshuffle plural reshuffles the process of changing the jobs or responsibilities of the people in a particular group or organization a… …   English dictionary

  • reshuffle — reshuffles, reshuffling, reshuffled VERB (The noun is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːʃʌf(ə)l[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːʃʌ̱f(ə)l[/t]].) When a political leader reshuffles the ministers in a government, he or she changes their jobs so that some of… …   English dictionary

  • reshuffle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Reshuffle is used after these nouns: ↑cabinet, ↑government {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Reshuffle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cabinet …   Collocations dictionary

  • reshuffle — re|shuffle [ri:ˈʃʌfəl, ˈri:ʃʌfəl] n especially BrE when the jobs of people who work in an organization are changed around, especially in a government = ↑reorganize ▪ a Cabinet reshuffle >reshuffle [ˌri:ˈʃʌfəl] v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reshuffle — re|shuf|fle1 [ ,ri ʃʌfl, riʃʌfl ] noun count the process of changing the jobs or responsibilities of the people in a particular group or organization: a cabinet/boardroom reshuffle reshuffle re|shuf|fle 2 [ ,ri ʃʌfl, riʃʌfl ] verb transitive to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reshuffle — transitive verb Date: 1830 1. to shuffle (as cards) again 2. to reorganize usually by the redistribution of existing elements < the cabinet was reshuffled by the prime minister > • reshuffle noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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