Meaning of “the shop floor” in the English Dictionary

"the shop floor" in British English

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the shop floornoun [ S ]

uk /ˌʃɒp ˈflɔːr/ us /ˌʃɑːp ˈflɔːr/

(Definition of “the shop floor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the shop floor" in Business English

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the shop floornoun

uk us WORKPLACE

→  factory floor

PRODUCTION the ordinary workers in a factory, rather than the managers:

The pay gap between the boardroom and the shop floor in Britain is now the widest in Europe.
Union membership is low at this plant - about 35% of total employment and 50% of the shop floor.

COMMERCE the part of a store where products are sold, rather than the offices or other parts of it:

My first job was on the shop floor of a major retailer.

(Definition of “the shop floor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)