Definition of 'picket line'
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Strike leaders now fear thousands of the medics will cross picket lines as they do not support the action. The Sun (2016)And if that doesn't work, they must cross the picket line and proudly vow to put patients first. The Sun (2016)Will she now think twice before joining the picket line again? The Sun (2016)The driver was politely asked not to cross an official picket line. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some of our members were crossing picket lines in which other members were marching. Christianity Today (2000)One in five crossed picket lines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So, do you cross a picket line? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They join no picket line. The Sun (2012)I don't see myself crossing the picket line. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They once crossed a picket line outside the union together to hear the South African ambassador speak on apartheid. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Used Rarely. picket line is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'picket line'
British English: picket line NOUN
A picket line is a group of people who stand outside a place of work in order to protest about something.
No one tried to cross the picket lines.
Definition of picket line from the Collins English Dictionary
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