the shop floor


the shop floor
the shop floor UK US noun WORKPLACE
FACTORY FLOOR(Cf. ↑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.

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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.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • on the shop floor — Among the workers in a factory or workshop • • • Main Entry: ↑shop …   Useful english dictionary

  • the factory floor — ► (also the shop floor) WORKPLACE the people in a factory who make the products rather than its office workers or managers, or the place in a factory where the products are made: »The rumor on the factory floor is that there will be further job… …   Financial and business terms

  • shop floor — n [singular] 1.) the area in a factory where the ordinary workers do their work on the shop floor ▪ The chairwoman started her working life on the shop floor. 2.) the ordinary workers in a factory, not the managers ▪ negotiations between the shop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shop floor — noun count 1. ) the area in a factory where products are made 2. ) the shop floor the workers in a factory, not the managers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shop floor — also shop floor, shopfloor N SING: oft N n The shop floor is used to refer to all the ordinary workers in a factory or the area where they work, especially in contrast to the people who are in charge. [BRIT] Cost must be controlled, not just on… …   English dictionary

  • shop floor — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shop floor : singular shop floor plural shop floors 1) the area in a factory where products are made 2) the shop floor the workers in a factory, not the managers …   English dictionary

  • shop floor — noun the shop floor BrE 1 the area in a factory where the ordinary workers do their work: The chairwoman started her working life on the shop floor. 2 the ordinary workers in a factory, not the managers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shop floor — noun workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines the productive work is done on the shop floor • Hypernyms: ↑workplace, ↑work • Part Holonyms: ↑factory, ↑mill, ↑manufacturing plant, ↑manuf …   Useful english dictionary

  • shop floor — refers to the part of an organisation where the work is actually performed rather than just managed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • shop floor — n. 1. the part of a factory where the products are manufactured 2. the workers who are engaged in production there * * * …   Universalium


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