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LAID OFF: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "laid off / laid-off / lay-off"

 

This sign can also mean "summarily dismissed" or "summary dismissal."
 

The sign for "laid off" is an inflected version of "excuse."
Do the "excuse" sign firmly -- using an extended (off of the palm) single movement.

Laid off:

In the pictures above the first two signs would be about the extent of the movement for the "excuse" sign.
Notice that when signing "laid off" (or lay off) the dominant hand extends its movement beyond the regular location of the "excuse" sign.
 

 

YouTube link to "laid off" clip: https://youtu.be/d_oRqK-YrFI

 

 

 



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