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coalfacenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkəʊl.feɪs/ us   /ˈkoʊl.feɪs/
the surface from which coal is cut
(Definition of coalface from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coalface" in Business English

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coalfacenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkəʊlfeɪs/ us  
PRODUCTION the surface in a mine from which coal is cut
at the coalface UK informal WORKPLACE
doing the work involved in a job, in real working conditions, rather than planning or talking about it: Those at the coalface of the business may occasionally lose patience with management theories and abstractions.
(Definition of coalface from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coalface”
in Chinese (Simplified) 采煤工作面,采掘面…
in Chinese (Traditional) 採煤工作面,採掘面…
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“coalface” in Business English

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