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    Redundant!

    To be made redundant!

    Does this expression to be dismissed?

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    Re: Redundant!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    To be made redundant!

    Does this expression to be dismissed?
    "To be made redundant" means to be dismissed because you are no longer needed, rather than because of any misconduct.


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    Re: Redundant!

    I would also like to point out that this expression is not commonly used in the U.S.; the American equivalent is "to be laid off." Again, it's different from "to be/get fired," in that the person has done nothing wrong; being laid off or made redundant is usually due to budget cuts or similar.

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