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"the shop floor" in British English

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the shop floornoun [S]

uk   us  
the ​ordinaryworkers in a ​factory, or the ​place where they ​workon the shop floor among the ​ordinaryworkers at a ​factory: There are ​worries on the ​shopfloor about ​jobsecurity.
(Definition of the shop floor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners 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 ​paygap between the ​boardroom and the ​shopfloor in Britain is now the widest in ​Europe. Union ​membership is ​low at this ​plant - about 35% of ​totalemployment and 50% of the ​shopfloor.
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 ​shopfloor of a ​majorretailer.
(Definition of the shop floor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the shop floor”
in Chinese (Simplified) (工厂的)普通工人, 工作车间…
in Chinese (Traditional) (工廠的)普通工人, 工作場所…
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