down tools Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"down tools" in British English

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down tools

UK to ​refuse to ​continueworking, ​especially because you are not ​satisfied with ​yourpay or ​workingconditions: The ​printers are ​threatening to down ​tools if the ​payoffer is not ​increased to eight ​percent.
(Definition of down tools from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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