body shop


noun

a factory or machine shop in which bodies for vehicles, as automobiles, trucks, or the like, are manufactured, repaired, etc.
Slang.
  1. an employment agency, school, or the like that provides large numbers of workers, trainees, recent graduates, etc., to fill entry-level jobs.
  2. a gym, health club, or the like where people may exercise, do bodybuilding, etc.
  3. a singles bar.

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Origin of body shop

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for body shop

body shop

noun

a place where the bodywork of motor vehicles is built or repaired
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