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closed shop

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a place of work where you have to belong to a particular trade union (= organization of workers)
Translations of “closed shop”
in Chinese (Traditional) 只僱用工會會員的企業(或工廠)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 只雇佣工会会员的企业(或工厂)…
(Definition of closed shop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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