down tools

down tools
British & Australian to refuse to work, especially because you are not satisfied with your pay or working conditions.

Thousands of Krakow steelworkers downed tools to demand more pay.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • down tools — To stop work, strike • • • Main Entry: ↑down * * * down tools british phrase to stop working, especially as a protest Thesaurus: strikes and other union activityhyponym Main entry: tool * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • down tools — UK ► to refuse to continue working, especially because you are not satisfied with your pay or working conditions: »The printers are threatening to down tools if the pay offer is not increased to 8%. Main Entry: ↑down …   Financial and business terms

  • down tools — ► down tools Brit. informal stop work. Main Entry: ↑down …   English terms dictionary

  • down tools Brit. — down tools Brit. informal stop work. → down …   English new terms dictionary

  • down tools — /ˌdaυn tu:lz/ verb to stop working ● The entire workforce downed tools in protest …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • down tools — British to stop working, especially as a protest …   English dictionary

  • down tools —  1. End work.  2. Go on strike …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • down — Ⅰ. down [1] ► ADVERB 1) towards or in a lower place or position. 2) to or at a lower level or value. 3) so as to lie flush or flat. 4) in or into a weaker or worse position, mood, or condition. 5) to a smaller amount or size, or a simpler or more …   English terms dictionary

  • down — ▪ I. down down 1 [daʊn] adverb 1. if an amount or the level of something goes down, it falls to a lower amount or level: • By lunchtime, the 100 index was down 4.2 at 3053.1. • 59% of companies report sales volume down on a year ago. • The cuts… …   Financial and business terms

  • down — I. /daʊn / (say down) adverb 1. from higher to lower; in descending direction or order; into or in a lower position or condition. 2. on or to the ground. 3. to a point of submission, inactivity, etc. 4. to or in a position spoken of as lower, as… …  

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”