Sit down strike

sit-down strike

noun
a strike during which workers occupy their place of employment and refuse to work or allow others to work until the strike is settled.
Also called sit-down, sit-in.


Origin:
1930–35, Americanism

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sit-down strike
 
n
a strike in which workers refuse to leave their place of employment until a settlement is reached

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