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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Euphemism for reducing the numbers in the work force.

Usage examples (41)
  • Verb (used with object), : Layoffs will be necessary to rightsize our workforce
  • Teachers countrywide have been offered severance packages in the government's attempt to "rightsize" the education system and redeploy teachers to under-serviced rural...
  • SAA has also retrenched more than 2 000 of its staff, to "rightsize" the business.
  • She also talked about the need to "rightsize" immigration and her reluctance to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants. for more
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