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mom-and-pop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Business basics
mom-and-popˌmom-and-ˈpop adjective [only before noun]  American EnglishBBFAMILY a mom-and-pop business is owned and managed by a family or a husband and wife a real mom-and-pop restaurant
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mom-and-popa mom-and-pop restaurant
From Longman Business Dictionarymom-and-popˌmom-and-ˈpop adjective American English mom-and-pop business/ store etcCOMMERCE a shop or small business that is owned and operated by members of the same family, and has a very limited amount of capitalMost wineries in California are mom-and-pop operations with practically no paid help other than your own family.
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