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Definition of salt mine in English:

noun

1A mine yielding rock salt.
Example sentences
  • Most of the salt used by the agency is mined at the rock salt mine in the Cheshire town of Winsford.
  • There was a birthday trip into the nether world of a salt mine, where, along with the labarynthine tunnels, the miners had hewn for themselves not one, not two, but three chapels - cut into the white rock.
  • The marsh is at the site of an abandoned salt mine.
1.1 (usually salt mines) humorous A job involving demanding or gruelling work: so it’s back to the salt mines here in Cambridge
More example sentences
  • So it's back to the salt mines here in Cambridge.
  • But until then, it's back to the salt mines (law firm) for me…
  • There have been a series of summer transfer stories (or in actual fact non-stories) which have had the fans working long and hard in the salt mines that are the football forums.

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