flying picket

   British
   a crowd from afar trying to stop others working
   They travelled by road rather than by air. Perhaps obsolete since such intimidatory action has been made illegal.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • flying picket — noun One of a mobile group of pickets available for reinforcing the body of local pickets during a strike • • • Main Entry: ↑fly * * * flying picket UK US noun [countable] [singular flying picket plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying picket — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a person who travels to picket a workplace where there is an industrial dispute …   English terms dictionary

  • flying picket — UK US noun [C] WORKPLACE ► a worker who travels to support workers who are on strike (= refusing to work) at another place of work: »Employers may be able to take legal action to stop other forms of action, such as the use of flying pickets …   Financial and business terms

  • flying picket — See picketing. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • flying picket — n someone who travels to different factories during a ↑strike and tries to persuade workers to stop working …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flying picket — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flying picket : singular flying picket plural flying pickets someone who travels around to places where workers are on strike, and helps them to stop other people from working there …   English dictionary

  • flying picket — noun Brit. a person who travels to picket a workplace where there is an industrial dispute …   English new terms dictionary

  • flying picket — /flaɪɪŋ ˈpɪkət/ (say fluying pikuht) noun 1. a group of striking workers who move from one site to another to assist with picket lines. 2. a member of such a group …   Australian English dictionary

  • flying picket — noun (C) someone who travels to different factories, mines etc during a strike (strike2 (1)) and tries to persuade workers to stop working, although they do not work there themselves …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flying picket — See picketing …   Big dictionary of business and management

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