layoff (plural layoffs)

  1. (chiefly US) A dismissal of employees from their jobs because of tightened budgetary constraints or work shortage (not due to poor performance or misconduct).
  2. A period of time when someone is unavailable for work.
  3. (British, football) A short pass that has been rolled in front of another player for them to kick.
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