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the shop floor

noun
 
 
WORKPLACE
→  factory floor
PRODUCTION the ordinary workers in a factory, rather than the managers: The pay gap between the boardroom and the shop floor in Britain is now the widest in Europe. Union membership is low at this plant - about 35% of total employment and 50% of the shop floor.
COMMERCE the part of a store where products are sold, rather than the offices or other parts of it: My first job was on the shop floor of a major retailer.
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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