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Meaning of “at the coalface” in the English Dictionary

"at the coalface" in British English

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at the coalface

UK doing the ​workinvolved in a ​job, in ​realworkingconditions, ​rather than ​planning or ​talking about it: At the coalface with a ​deadlinelooming, you sometimes ​feel under a lot of ​pressure.
(Definition of at the coalface from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at the coalface”
in Chinese (Simplified) 在实际工作岗位, 在工作现场, 在工作第一线…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在實際工作崗位, 在工作現場, 在工作第一線…
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