strike pay

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noun


Nearby words

  1. strike force,
  2. strike it rich,
  3. strike note,
  4. strike off,
  5. strike out,
  6. strike plate,
  7. strike slip,
  8. strike the right note,
  9. strike through,
  10. strike up

Origin of strike pay

First recorded in 1875–80

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Examples from the Web for strike pay

  • And when two o' the blokes was took up, they said I'd get strike-pay again if I didn't identify 'em; so I didn't.

    Tales of Mean Streets|Arthur Morrison
  • But they never give me no strike-pay—they laughed an' chucked me out.

    Tales of Mean Streets|Arthur Morrison
  • A few were always absent, and those who had a good excuse had to establish it in order to draw their strike-pay.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo


British Dictionary definitions for strike pay

strike pay

noun

money paid to strikers from the funds of a trade union
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