be at work Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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be at work

to be ​working: The ​labourers were at work in the ​fields. literary to be having an ​effect, usually an ​obvious or ​badeffect: It ​seems as though ​forces of ​destruction are ​increasingly at work ​throughoutsociety.
(Definition of be at work from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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