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gulaggu‧lag /ˈɡuːlæɡ $ -lɑːɡ/ noun [countable]  SCJone of a group of prison camps in the former USSR, where conditions were very bad
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gulagAs in all gulags, the prisoners have no voice.If you have assembled a no-name dinner, you are immediately consigned to the gastronomic gulag.Finally, you arrive in the paint scraper aisle, a dimly lit gulag in the rear of the store.It is all a bit unnerving, and feels like some secret gulag.Meaning they either threw you in the gulag for 20 years or condemned you to a lifetime of borscht.
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