English version

ply your trade

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishply your tradeply your tradeliteraryWORK/DO WORK to work at your business, especially buying and selling things on the street In some areas, drug dealers openly ply their trade on street corners. ply
Examples from the Corpus
ply your tradeBut then, as a free agent, he must have a warm climate in which to ply his trade.She is only plying her trade.But it is up front where the experts ply their trade and both Ian Wright and Les Ferdinand are bouncing with confidence.There was Captain Show, a seemingly respectable ex-army man, who plied his trade around the Sunningdale area of the moor.In earlier days a lady barber plied her trade here, Belle Kendal by name.Complaints Police have received scores of complaints about dealers openly plying their trade in front of small children on street corners.A number of drug dealers ply their trade in the park.Tom was not the only preacher plying his trade that day.
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