(also Spanish practice)
A long-standing practice in a company which is unauthorized or otherwise irregular.
- 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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