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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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blue-collarˌblue-ˈcollar adjective [only before noun]  BEWORKERblue-collar workers do physical work, rather than working in officeswhite-collar, pink-collar
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blue-collarLately, the restaurant chain, which caters mainly to blue-collar diners, has been hurt by competition.His ability to deliver the C2 blue-collar, Essex-man vote has, arguably, won them the last two general elections.Aside from its cast, the show was lauded for its honest and realistic depiction of blue-collar family life.Always a blue-collar town, Gary developed into a mighty industrial force on the strength of the nearby lakefront steel mills.The school serves a community of approximately 10,000 people, mostly blue-collar workers who are employed by the pickle plant.His political support comes mainly from blue-collar workers.
From Longman Business Dictionaryblue-collarˌblue-ˈcollar adjective [only before a noun] HUMAN RESOURCESblue-collar work is unskilled work that may be hard and dirtythe loss of a lot of blue-collar jobs in the docksa strike by blue-collar workers compare white-collar
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