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slave market

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slave market

noun phrase

An employment office or a place or occasion where jobs are sought and candidates present themselves: Their annual convention is essentially a slave market (1911+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Tennessee was not to be, if it could be prevented, a slave market, like Mississippi.

  • Once upon a time it was impossible for an Englishman to see the slave market.

  • I was sixteen when I and Zeyneb stood in the slave market at Damascus.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • I will have you,' and 'You come along with me,'—just like a slave market.

    Wounded and a Prisoner of War

    Malcolm V. (Malcolm Vivian) Hay
  • Verily he would not fetch the price of an old cow in the slave market.'

  • The number was kept up by birth, by the slave market, and by war.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain
  • Perhaps he was thinking of the first time he had visited a slave market.

    Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance Frances Cavanah
  • The accursed Nazarenes have taken the town, and the slave market droops.

    Morocco S.L. Bensusan
  • No bond binds you but your own word; prisoners, on the contrary, are led firmly pinioned to the slave market.

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