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old Spanish custom

Line breaks: old Span|ish cus¦tom
(also Spanish practice)

Definition of old Spanish custom in English:

noun

informal
A long-standing practice in a company which is unauthorized or otherwise irregular.
Example sentences
  • Docker leaders at Southampton docks threatened war as their labour monopoly, with all its ugly Spanish practices, was ripped apart after 42 years of unchallenged protection.
  • Have the police sold out in return for the government turning a blind eye to their Spanish practices and guaranteeing their gold-plated pensions?
  • With a few heartwarming exceptions, these are churlishly protective of their narrow self-interest, and as sentimentally attached to Spanish practices as any Coventry car-worker in the 1970s.

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