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|English to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Linguistics
|English term or phrase: face dismissal vs. be dismissed|
|What is the exact meaning of the phrase ,,face dismissal'' in this short statement below:|
Please be advised that anybody found drinking alcohol, or in the possession of alcohol, on the premises of company X will face automatic dismissal on the grounds of gross misconduct.''
Is ,,will face dismissal'' synonymous with ''will definitely be dismissed''?
To me, ''facing dismissal'' is like ,,being threatened with dismissal''; the staff member might not, after all, be dismissed.
'Will be dismissed'' is definite, the employee will certainly lose her /his job.
Am I right or wrong?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
|English translation:will definitely be dismissed|
In the way it is used here, it means that any breach of the alcohol rule will inevitably lead to dismissal.
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