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bucket shop

noun [C]
 
 
informal
STOCK MARKET a dishonest or illegal company that buys and sells shares for customers: In the late eighties, bucket shops started to target people who were new to investing. bucket shop share dealers
UK COMMERCE a travel company that sells plane tickets at a low price: The company began life as a bucket shop selling surplus airline tickets at knock-down prices. bucket shop flights/fares/tickets
Translations of “bucket shop”
in Chinese (Traditional) 出售低價機票的旅行社…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出售低价机票的旅行社…
(Definition of bucket shop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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