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the shop floor

noun [S] uk   us  
the ordinary workers in a factory, or the place where they workon the shop floor among the ordinary workers at a factory: There is concern on the shop floor over job security.
Translations of “the shop floor”
in Chinese (Traditional) (工廠的)普通工人, 工作場所…
in Chinese (Simplified) (工厂的)普通工人, 工作车间…
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