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Rfv-sense "To lay off (from employment) in response to funding cuts made by the Budget Control Act of 2011." Very specific and only two years old. Is it attested? - -sche(discuss) 18:15, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
Did that sense develop as early as two years ago? The basic sense may have developed a sense somehow specific to the recent budgetary unpleasantness, metonymically shifting its object from funds, to departments, to employees. But use with this last object may not have emerged until sequester became a likelihood and its consequences obvious. I suppose the search for early use should be for "he