postcode lottery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"postcode lottery" in British English

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postcode lotterynoun [C]

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in the UK, a ​situation in which the ​type of ​medicaltreatment you can have, the ​type of ​governmentservices you ​receive, etc. ​depends on which ​part of the ​country you ​live in
(Definition of postcode lottery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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postcode lotterynoun [S]

uk   us   UK SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
a ​situation in which the ​level of the ​quality of ​healthcare, ​education, etc. that ​people receive is different in different ​areas of the UK: Mobile MRI ​scanningmachines may ​help end the ​postcodelottery.
(Definition of postcode lottery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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