a deliberate reduction of working speed and production by workers, to express their discontent.
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How to use ca'canny in a sentence
As a catchword they adopted the Scotch phrase ca'canny, to go slow or be careful not to do too much.The Armies of Labor | Samuel P. Orth
He deplores the prevalence of ca'canny, of absenteeism, of the aggressive spirit shown towards the employers.
British Dictionary definitions for ca'canny
moderation or wariness
a policy of restricting the output of work; a go-slow
(as modifier): a ca'canny policy
- See also caa 2
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