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the rag trade

noun [S]
 
 
informal COMMERCE
the business of making and selling clothes: He finally got started in the rag trade, peddling clothes out of a hand-cart.
Translations of “the rag trade”
in Chinese (Traditional) 製衣業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 服装业…
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