Meaning of “coalface” in the English Dictionary

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"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)

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