Synonyms of lay someone off in English:

lay someone off


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phrase

1‘cutbacks forced the museum to lay off 244 employees’

SYNONYMS

make redundant, dismiss, let go, discharge, give notice to, pay off, release

informal sack, give someone the sack, fire, give someone their cards, give someone their marching orders, send packing, give someone the boot, give someone the bullet, give someone the push, give someone the heave-ho, give someone the old heave-ho, boot out

ANTONYMS

take on, hire