canteen culture

canteen culture UK US noun [S or U] UK
DISAPPROVING WORKPLACE racist and sexist attitudes shared by many ordinary workers within an organization, especially attitudes that the organization officially disapproves of: »

He accepted that there was a canteen culture of racism within the police service.


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