hire and fire

/ˌhaɪər ən 'faɪə/ verb
to employ new staff and dismiss existing staff very frequently

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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  • hire — 1 verb (T) 1 BrE to pay money to borrow something for a period of hours or days; let 1 (11), rent 1 (3) AmE: Let s hire a car for the weekend. see borrow 2 a) to employ someone for a short time to do a job for you: I m hiring a private detective… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hire — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 (esp. BrE) use of a car, etc. for payment ADJECTIVE ▪ bicycle, car, equipment, etc. HIRE + NOUN ▪ car ▪ Our hire …   Collocations dictionary

  • hire — hire1 S3 [haıə US haır] v [T] 1.) BrE to pay money to borrow something for a short period of time American Equivalent: rent ▪ The best way to explore the island is to hire a car. ▪ What does it cost to hire a boat for a week? 2.) a) to employ… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hire — I UK [ˈhaɪə(r)] / US [ˈhaɪr] verb Word forms hire : present tense I/you/we/they hire he/she/it hires present participle hiring past tense hired past participle hired ** 1) [transitive] British if you hire something, such as a car, room, or piece… …   English dictionary

  • hire — hire1 [ haır ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to pay someone to work for you: EMPLOY: I hired someone to paint the house. hire and fire: His main responsibility is hiring and firing. hire on: She s hired on as a mail carrier for the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Fire marshal — A no smoking sign at a gas station by order of the state fire marshal. The fire marshal is often charged with enforcing fire related laws. For the same job role in the UK, see Fire Safety Inspector. A fire marshal, in the United States and Canada …   Wikipedia

  • hire — 1. noun /ˈhaɪə(ɹ)/ a) Payment for the temporary use of something. The sign offered pedalos on hire. b) The state of being hired, or having a job; employment. I will him reaue of armes, the victors hire, / And of that shield, more worthy of good… …   Wiktionary

  • fire — [n1] burning blaze, bonfire, campfire, charring, coals, combustion, conflagration, devouring, element, embers, flame and smoke, flames, flare, glow, hearth, heat, holocaust, hot spot*, incandescence, inferno, luminosity, oxidation, phlogiston,… …   New thesaurus

  • fire — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. flame, blaze, conflagration, holocaust; enthusiasm, verve. v. t. kindle, ignite; shoot, detonate; inspire, arouse; dismiss, discharge. See heat, propulsion, excitement, fuel, vigor, ejection. II… …   English dictionary for students

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