out (on strike)


out (on strike)
out (on strike)
to be away from one's job in a strike or protest. •

The workers went out on strike.

We can't do anything while the workers are out.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • strike someone out (or strike out) — 1》 Baseball dismiss someone (or be dismissed) by means of three strikes. 2》 (strike out) N. Amer. informal be unsuccessful. → strike …   English new terms dictionary

  • call sb out on strike — call/take/lead sb out on strike ► if a trade union or official organization calls, takes, or leads a group of workers out on strike, it announces that they are stopping working because they are not satisfied with their pay, working conditions,… …   Financial and business terms

  • call/take/lead sb out on strike — ► if a trade union or official organization calls, takes, or leads a group of workers out on strike, it announces that they are stopping working because they are not satisfied with their pay, working conditions, etc.: »The Police Federation has… …   Financial and business terms

  • lead sb out on strike — call/take/lead sb out on strike ► if a trade union or official organization calls, takes, or leads a group of workers out on strike, it announces that they are stopping working because they are not satisfied with their pay, working conditions,… …   Financial and business terms

  • take sb out on strike — call/take/lead sb out on strike ► if a trade union or official organization calls, takes, or leads a group of workers out on strike, it announces that they are stopping working because they are not satisfied with their pay, working conditions,… …   Financial and business terms

  • take/lead sb out on strike — call/take/lead sb out on strike ► if a trade union or official organization calls, takes, or leads a group of workers out on strike, it announces that they are stopping working because they are not satisfied with their pay, working conditions,… …   Financial and business terms

  • go out on strike — go (out) on strike (also come/walk out on strike) ► if a group of workers go on strike, they stop working because they are not satisfied with their pay, working conditions, etc.: »Around 160 staff are due to go on strike next week in a row over… …   Financial and business terms

  • Strike — Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go, proceed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strike — [strīk] vt. struck, struck or occas. (but for vt. 11 commonly and for vt. 8 & 15 usually) stricken, striking, [ME striken, to proceed, flow, strike with rod or sword < OE strican, to go, proceed, advance, akin to Ger streichen < IE * streig …   English World dictionary

  • Strike rate — refers to two different statistics in the sport of cricket. Batting strike rate is a measure of how frequently a batsman achieves the primary goal of batting, namely scoring runs. Bowling strike rate is a measure of how frequently a bowler… …   Wikipedia

  • strike someone out — (or strike out) Baseball put a batter out (or be put out) from play as a batter by means of three strikes ■ strike out informal fail or be unsuccessful the company struck out the first time it tried to manufacture personal computers …   Useful english dictionary


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