slave labor

slave labor

noun
1.
persons, especially a large group, performing labor under duress or threats, as prisoners in a concentration camp; a labor force of slaves or slavelike prisoners.
2.
labor done by slaves.
3.
any coerced or poorly remunerated work: Typing at that salary is slave labor.

Origin:
1810–20

slave-labor, adjective
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