To put in one's paper


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What does the verb put in means? Can we use the phrase "to put in one's paper" as a substitute for "someone has submitted his/her resignation"?

This is a line from an Indian newspaper: ....Twenty pilots from Kingfisher Airlines have put in their papers...(meaning they are quitting the airline).
  • Gwan

    Senior Member
    New Zealand, English
    I don't believe I've ever heard the expression. Perhaps it's confined to Indian English. If you're looking for alternatives, I would use 'have handed in their notice' or 'given notice'.
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