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sit-down strike

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noun
  1. a strike during which workers occupy their place of employment and refuse to work or allow others to work until the strike is settled.

Origin of sit-down strike

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
Also called sit-down, sit-in.
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British Dictionary definitions for sit-down strike

sit-down strike

noun
  1. a strike in which workers refuse to leave their place of employment until a settlement is reached
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