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bedroom community

noun [C]     // (plural bedroom communities) US (UK dormitory town)
a place where many people who work in a bigger town or city live: Businesses are expanding at a roaring pace in areas that have historically been bedroom communities. The north shore has long been a bedroom community for commuters who work in New Orleans.
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