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coalface

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkəʊlfeɪs/
PRODUCTION the surface in a mine from which coal is cut
at the coalface UK informal WORKPLACE doing the work involved in a job, in real working conditions, rather than planning or talking about it: Those at the coalface of the business may occasionally lose patience with management theories and abstractions.
Translations of “coalface”
in Chinese (Traditional) 採煤工作面,採掘面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 采煤工作面,采掘面…
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