go-slow go-slow n. A form of labor protest by workers in which they deliberately slow down in order to cause problems for their employers. [British] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Go-slow — 〈[ goʊsloʊ] m. 6 oder n. 15〉 = Bummelstreik [<engl. go „gehen“ + slow „langsam“] * * * Go slow [goʊ sloʊ ], der od. das; s, s [engl. go slow, zu: go slow! = geh, mach langsam!]: Bummelstreik, Dienst nach Vorschrift [im Flugwesen]: ein G.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • go-slow — go ˈslow noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES a form of industrial protest in which people deliberately work as slowly as possible; = slow down AmE: • The union carried out a series of strikes and go slows as part of its campaign for higher wages. *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Go-slow — [gou slou] der od. das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. go slow, dies aus go slow! »geh langsam!«> Bummelstreik, Dienst nach Vorschrift [im Flugwesen] …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • go slow — (of workers) deliberately to restrict output or effort in order to obtain concessions from employers (go slowˈ adjective and noun) • • • Main Entry: ↑go …   Useful english dictionary

  • go-slow — go slows N COUNT A go slow is a protest by workers in which they deliberately work slowly in order to cause problems for their employers. [BRIT] (in AM, use slowdown) …   English dictionary

  • go-slow — /ˈgoʊ sloʊ / (say goh sloh) Colloquial –noun 1. a deliberate curtailment of output by workers as an industrial sanction; work to rule. 2. Prison a punishment cell. –adjective 3. of or relating to a go slow …   Australian English dictionary

  • Go-slow — 〈 [ sloʊ] m. od. n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Dienstausübung übergenau nach Vorschrift, um den Arbeitsablauf zu verzögern u. dadurch bestimmte Forderungen durchzusetzen, Bummelstreik [Etym.: engl., »geh langsam«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • go-slow — n BrE a protest against an employer in which the workers work as slowly as possible →↑work to rule, strike ↑strike American Equivalent: slowdown …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • go-slow — noun count usually singular BRITISH a SLOWDOWN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Go-slow — [... slo: ], der und das; s, s <englisch> (Bummelstreik) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

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