Definition of 'blue-collar'
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Example sentences containing 'blue-collar'
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The policy has been tough for blue-collar workers and poorer people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Military veterans and blue-collar workers are important voting blocs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why do you think many bank clerks earn less than many blue-collar workers having the same set of abilities? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Most residents work in the service industry or what few blue-collar jobs are available on the other side of the freeway. Christianity Today (2000)Unite represents industrial and blue-collar workers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The unglamorous, blue-collar work of defence was always the priority. Times, Sunday Times (2012)How easy is it to write about characters who are working blue-collar jobs in 2012? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Only 30 years ago there was a fear blue-collar jobs would be taken over by robots. The Sun (2012)It is best suited for blue-collar and clerical jobs involving repetitive, manual tasks. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)The blue-collar Labour voters could be decisive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For too long, policing has been unfairly regarded by many as an occupation with most in common with blue-collar work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. blue-collar is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'blue-collar'
British English: blue-collar ADJECTIVE
Blue-collar workers work in industry, doing physical work, rather than in offices.
Blue-collar workers in manufacturing industry had become the largest occupational group.
Definition of blue-collar from the Collins English Dictionary
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