down population

down population
   a compulsory dismissal of staff
   Not the result of genocide or the inhabitants of an Irish county:
    The consultants used to talk about 'down population'. (Daily Telegraph, 24 November 2000 — a former employee of Express Newspapers was speaking about life under a new owner)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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