sweating system

  1. the practice of employing workers in sweatshops.

Origin of sweating system

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby sweating system

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How to use sweating system in a sentence

  • Were people in general not willing accomplices, there would be no sweating system, no unfair competition.

  • Also domestic industry frequently implies the so-called sweating system.

    Woman and Socialism | August Bebel
  • One word must be said in this connection about the sweating system and its relation to trade unions.

  • One of the speakers had alluded to the evil part in the sweating system which is played by the highly paid "speeders."

    Comrade Yetta | Albert Edwards
  • The sweating system is one of the iniquities of commercial greed, and the helpless foreigner of certain classes is its victim.

    Aliens or Americans? | Howard B. Grose