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English definition of “trenches”

trenches

in the trenches working in the most active and difficult parts of a job or business: The boss understands the difficulties we face here in the trenches. He's a salesman with 30 years of in-the-trenches experience.
(Definition of trenches from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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