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'The Boss has just approved my new cost-cutting plan!'

DEFINITION: v. To propose and win approval for cost-saving reforms, which when implemented result in the immediate elimination of your job. n. An ambitious budget-slasher who accidentally cuts themselves out of a job.

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Created by: quippingqueen

Pronunciation: botum/line/boot

Sentence: Soon after he recommended eliminating the popular pinkslip party from the annual budget, he realized his boss would probably give him the "bottomlineboot" award (right out the door on his tender tush!)

Etymology: Bottom line - financial statement + boot (to be fired or laid-off).

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Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: em/ploy/lia/bill/itee

Sentence: His grasp of downsizing used to be considered a plus for his it is an employliability.

Etymology: employ + ability + liability

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: job/i/cide

Sentence: Joe, in a cost cutting measure in his department committed jobicide.

Etymology: job + suicide


Jobicide is a perfect word for the definition. - splendiction, 2009-07-08: 23:32:00

a do it your it. - mweinmann, 2009-07-09: 08:42:00


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Created by: saazgee

Pronunciation: jo-li-ge-tar




jo -from job li -from implemented get -from budget er -from slasher - saazgee, 2013-05-10: 04:23:00


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Created by: TimTheEnchanter

Pronunciation: SPIT-Fye-rd

Sentence: "If you want to hit these new cost-cutting targets," Vivian explained, "you need to get some really motivated, hard-working people on your staff. I've got this programmer, Jenny... I absolutely adore her. She is such a little spitfired, this application she's writing will save me almost as much as I'll save when I cut her salary from my budget."

Etymology: Spitfire: an energetic, enthusiastic person + Fired: terminated

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Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: sak-on-oh-mize

Sentence: Dan's far reaching cost cutting exercise had implications far closer to home than he had anticipated. Management had decided that the need for the company to sackonomise included his job too.

Etymology: sack - dismissal, redundancy; economise - make savings, reduce costs

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Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ree - form - say - ken

Sentence: Joey was reformsaken after the changes he proposed. He was deemed brilliant for his cost cutting ideas but soon found himself out of a job.

Etymology: reform, forsaken (cast off, abandoned, destitute)


terrific - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-08: 14:49:00


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Created by: mitali

Pronunciation: mithali without an "h" fitting :D moment :D

Sentence: a moment of dumbness portrayed by our owm mitali kulkarni :D the queen of c++ :D to be used when someone does something super dumb; quivalent to shooting yourself :D


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Created by: Blegvadd

Pronunciation: self-sac-ri-fi-nance

Sentence: Steve selfsacrifinanced himself right into early retirement.

Etymology: Self-sacrifice + finance

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-05-27: 00:00:01
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James

Jabberwocky - 2008-05-27: 10:27:00
so many good words today

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-07-08: 00:03:00
Today's definition was suggested by Mustang. Thank you Mustang. ~ James