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made redundant

British and Australian English

Meaning: to be fired from your job

For example:

  • How many workers has the company made reduntant recently?

  • We opened a factory overseas, so our local workers were made reduntant.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

You'll be made redundant when

a. you're no longer needed

b. you don't need a job

c. you get a better job

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Contributor: Matt Errey