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at the coalface

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishat the coalfaceat the coalfacewhere the real work is done, not just talked about 🔊 Academics will be working at the coalface alongside the doctors. coalface
Examples from the Corpus
at the coalfaceI have tremendous admiration for anyone who has spent a lifetime in the mining industry, especially at the coalface.
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