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day labor

noun
1.
workers hired on a daily basis only, especially unskilled labor.
2.
work done by a day laborer.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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  • The status quo continues to benefit from hiring day labor for free.
  • Employment opportunities range from temporary day labor, construction and landscaping work to full-time manufacturing jobs.

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