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English Conversation 4: Office Rumor

1. office rumor: a story, gossip, or piece of news that may or may not be true that many people in an office or company are talking about
  • Have you heard the latest office rumor?
  • She is always spreading office rumors.
2. to lay off: to fire or discharge a worker from a job (sometimes temporarily)
  • The company laid off 100 workers last month.
  • Do you think the company will lay off a lot of people?
3. several: more than 2 but not many
  • I have been to several countries.
  • We have been working on this for several hours.

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