lightning strike

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lightning strike UK US noun [C] UK HR
a situation where employees stop work suddenly and without warning because of a disagreement with their employer about job conditions, job losses, pay, etc.: »

Union representatives called a lightning strike over a deadlock with the railway.

Compare WILDCAT STRIKE(Cf. ↑wildcat strike)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • lightning strike — noun An industrial or military strike without warning • • • Main Entry: ↑lightning …   Useful english dictionary

  • lightning strike — n BrE a ↑strike (=act of stopping work) without any warning …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lightning strike — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms lightning strike : singular lightning strike plural lightning strikes British a form of protest in which workers stop doing their jobs without giving their employers any warning …   English dictionary

  • lightning strike — noun 1. /ˈlaɪtnɪŋ straɪk/ (say luytning struyk) a hit from a bolt of lightning onto the ground, or onto an object on the ground or in the air. 2. /laɪtnɪŋ ˈstraɪk/ (say luytning struyk) a stoppage of work by employees with little or no warning to …   Australian English dictionary

  • lightning strike — noun Brit. a strike by workers at short notice, especially without union backing …   English new terms dictionary

  • lightning strike — noun (C) BrE a strike (=act of stopping work) without any warning …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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