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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sweatshopsweat‧shop /ˈswet-ʃɒp $ -ʃɑːp/ noun [countable]  BEBBa small business, factory etc where people work hard in bad conditions for very little money – used to show disapproval
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sweatshopDad rescued her from a sweatshop.He kept a sweatshop if anyone did.Workers in the clothing sweatshops are lucky to make $ 140 a month.A lawyer by training, she scuffled with agribusiness over migrant workers and supervised the government crackdown on sweatshops.She had persuaded an Oriental sweatshop to supply her with winter wear in bulk.They worked fourteen-hour days in textile sweatshops.Unpleasant though sweatshops may be, some argue, any work is better than no work.There was a plentiful supply of cheap labour that could be easily employed in tiny sweatshops.
From Longman Business Dictionarysweatshopsweat‧shop /ˈswet-ʃɒp-ʃɑːp/ noun [countable] disapproving a small business, factory etc where people work very hard in poor conditions for very low payMy prices are competitive but I can’t compete with the sweatshops.
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