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bucket shopnoun [C]

uk   us   UK informal
a ​travelcompany that ​sellsaircrafttickets at a ​lowprice
(Definition of bucket shop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bucket shopnoun [C]

uk   us   informal
STOCK MARKET a dishonest or ​illegalcompany that ​buys and ​sellsshares for ​customers: In the late eighties, bucket ​shopsstarted to ​targetpeople who were new to ​investing. bucket ​shopsharedealers
UK COMMERCE a ​travelcompany that ​sellsplanetickets at a ​lowprice: The ​company began ​life as a bucket ​shopsellingsurplusairlinetickets at ​knock-downprices. bucket ​shopflights/​fares/​tickets
(Definition of bucket shop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bucket shop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 出售低价机票的旅行社…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出售低價機票的旅行社…
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