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closed shopnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkloʊzd ˈʃɑp/
a ​place of ​work where you have to ​belong to a ​particularlaborunion (= ​organization of ​workers)
(Definition of closed shop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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closed shopnoun [C]

uk   us  
HR, WORKPLACE a ​place of ​work where you have to belong to a particular ​tradeunion: Unions wanted to ​negotiate a ​closedshop 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 ​defencemarket was until recently a ​closedshop 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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