Definition of mom-and-pop in English:

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North American
Denoting a small shop of a type often run by a married couple: a mom-and-pop store
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  • Most ice cream stores are still mom-and-pop shops that lack the funds needed to finance such a study.
  • In addition, mom-and-pop shops are facing more competition from big box stores and Internet sites.
  • ‘We've always been a mom-and-pop shop,’ he continued.

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