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That may have upped the risk of a lockout, and an all-Republican runoff.The Trailer: A Texas free-for-all, as twenty-three candidates battle for a swing House seat|David Weigel|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
Hart’s goals saved versus average is already among the worst performances since the league emerged from the lockout in 2005, with a chance to move to the very bottom if he plays 30 games or more at his current pace.Philadelphia Flyers’ goaltending is back to being bad as usual|Neil Greenberg|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
ESPN last broadcast NHL games in 2004, before the league lost the 2004-05 season to a lockout.NHL’s new TV deal puts Stanley Cup finals on ABC and more games on ESPN Plus|Ben Strauss|March 10, 2021|Washington Post
Matters escalated from there, with threats of a strike and a lockout making headlines throughout the summer.
That figure represents the serious cut that the players took to settle the 2011 lockout, when it was slashed from 57 percent.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Local businesses that rely on the traffic generated by hockey games are feeling the effects of the lockout.
The lockout may not put a crimp in the day of the typical sports fan.
And a shocking number of people spend the night in hotels, so [the lockout] is really a big impact for those businesses.
To attain their end these associations made liberal use of the lockout, the blacklist, and armed guards and detectives.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
There is nothing legally or morally wrong in a strike or lockout when properly conducted.Political economy|W. Stanley Jevons
The strike and the lockout become potential, but they impend as possibilities and do their work.Essentials of Economic Theory|John Bates Clark
The bricklayers attempted to hold a meeting at Greenebaum's hall Friday night to discuss what they termed "the bosses' lockout."
He was sure the lockout would not last long, because there was so much disaffection among the bosses.
British Dictionary definitions for lockout
verb (tr, adverb)
Cultural definitions for lockout
The withholding of work from employees and closing down of a plant by an employer during a labor dispute.
Idioms and Phrases with lockout
Keep out, prevent from entering. For example, Karen was so angry at her brother that she locked him out of the house. [Late 1500s] Shakespeare had it in The Comedy of Errors (4:1): “For locking me out of my doors by day.”
Withhold work from employees during a labor dispute, as in The company threatened to lock out the strikers permanently. [Mid-1800s]