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closed shopnoun [C]

us   /ˈkloʊzd ˈʃɑp/
a place of work where you have to belong to a particular labor union (= organization of workers)
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closed shopnoun [C]

uk   us  
HR, WORKPLACE a place of work where you have to belong to a particular trade union: Unions wanted to negotiate a closed shop with their employers.
disapproving a type of job, an industry, etc. that is only open to particular people or companies to work in and not to everyone: The US defence market was until recently a closed shop to all but American firms.
(Definition of closed shop from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “closed shop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 只雇佣工会会员的企业(或工厂)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 只僱用工會會員的企業(或工廠)…
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