down tools


down tools
down tools UK
to refuse to continue working, especially because you are not satisfied with your pay or working conditions: »

The printers are threatening to down tools if the pay offer is not increased to 8%.

Main Entry: down

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • down tools — To stop work, strike • • • Main Entry: ↑down * * * down tools british phrase to stop working, especially as a protest Thesaurus: strikes and other union activityhyponym Main entry: tool * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • down tools — ► down tools Brit. informal stop work. Main Entry: ↑down …   English terms dictionary

  • down tools — British & Australian to refuse to work, especially because you are not satisfied with your pay or working conditions. Thousands of Krakow steelworkers downed tools to demand more pay …   New idioms dictionary

  • down tools — /ˌdaυn tu:lz/ verb to stop working ● The entire workforce downed tools in protest …   Marketing dictionary in english

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  • down tools —  1. End work.  2. Go on strike …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • down tools Brit. — down tools Brit. informal stop work. → down …   English new terms dictionary

  • down — Ⅰ. down [1] ► ADVERB 1) towards or in a lower place or position. 2) to or at a lower level or value. 3) so as to lie flush or flat. 4) in or into a weaker or worse position, mood, or condition. 5) to a smaller amount or size, or a simpler or more …   English terms dictionary

  • down — ▪ I. down down 1 [daʊn] adverb 1. if an amount or the level of something goes down, it falls to a lower amount or level: • By lunchtime, the 100 index was down 4.2 at 3053.1. • 59% of companies report sales volume down on a year ago. • The cuts… …   Financial and business terms

  • down — I. /daʊn / (say down) adverb 1. from higher to lower; in descending direction or order; into or in a lower position or condition. 2. on or to the ground. 3. to a point of submission, inactivity, etc. 4. to or in a position spoken of as lower, as… …   Australian English dictionary