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shop British & World English

A building or part of a building where goods or services are sold

op shop British & World English

short for opportunity shop.

body shop British & World English

A garage where repairs to the bodywork of vehicles are carried out

chop shop British & World English

A place where stolen vehicles are dismantled so that the parts can be sold or used to repair other stolen vehicles

cop shop British & World English

A police station

open shop British & World English

A system whereby employees in a place of work do not have to join a trade union

pop shop British & World English

A pawnbroker’s shop

talk shop in shop British & World English

Discuss matters concerning one’s work, especially at a social occasion when this is inappropriate

talk shop British & World English

Discuss matters concerning one’s work, especially at a social occasion when this is inappropriate

shop boy British & World English

A male shop assistant

shop girl British & World English

A female shop assistant

shop talk British & World English

Conversation about one’s occupation or business at an informal or social occasion

pro shop British & World English

A retail outlet at a golf club, typically run by the resident professional, where golfing equipment can be purchased or repaired

tea shop British & World English

another term for tea room111.

swap shop British & World English

An agency which puts people with articles to exchange or trade in touch with each other

junk shop British & World English

A shop selling second-hand goods or inexpensive antiques

head shop British & World English

A store that sells drug-related paraphernalia

bucket shop British & World English

An unauthorized office for speculating in stocks or currency using the funds of unwitting investors

corner shop British & World English

A small shop selling groceries and general goods in a mainly residential area

coffee shop British & World English

A small, informal restaurant, as found in a hotel or department store

closed shop British & World English

A place of work where all employees must belong to an agreed trade union

paint shop British & World English

The part of a factory where goods are painted, typically by spraying

paper shop British & World English

A newsagent’s shop

shop-bought British & World English

(Especially of an item of food) bought in a shop as opposed to being home-made

shop class British & World English

A class in which practical skills such as carpentry or engineering are taught

shop floor British & World English

The part of a workshop or factory where production as distinct from administrative work is carried out

shop owner British & World English

The owner and manager of a shop

shop-soiled British & World English

(Of an article) made dirty or imperfect by being displayed or handled in a shop

shop window British & World English

A window of a shop, in which goods are displayed

print shop British & World English

An establishment where the printing of newspapers, books, and other materials takes place

smoke shop British & World English

A shop selling tobacco products and smoking equipment

thrift shop British & World English

A shop selling second-hand clothes and household goods, typically to raise funds for a Church or charity

union shop British & World English

A place of work where all employees must belong to a trade union or join one within an agreed time

assembly shop British & World English

A place where a machine or its components are assembled

betting shop British & World English

An establishment licensed to handle bets on races and other events

charity shop British & World English

A shop where second-hand goods are sold to raise money for a charity

factory shop British & World English

A shop in which goods, especially surplus stock, are sold directly by the manufacturers at a discount

fitting shop British & World English

A part of a factory where machine parts are put together

shop steward British & World English

A person elected by workers, for example in a factory, to represent them in dealings with management

talking shop British & World English

A place or group regarded as a centre for unproductive talk rather than action

set up shop in shop British & World English

Establish oneself in a business

set up shop British & World English

Establish oneself in a business

shop assistant British & World English

A person who serves customers in a shop

mind the shop British & World English

Have charge of something temporarily

mind the shop in mind British & World English

Have charge of something temporarily


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