Cacanny

ca'canny

[kah-kan-ee, kaw-]
noun British Slang.
a deliberate reduction of working speed and production by workers, to express their discontent.

Origin:
1895–1900; literally, drive gently; see ca', canny

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ca'canny (ˌkɔːˈkænɪ)
 
n
1.  moderation or wariness
2.  a.  a policy of restricting the output of work; a go-slow
 b.  (as modifier): a ca'canny policy
 
[C19: literally, call canny to drive gently]

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