Salt mine

Salt mine
(jocular) (usually plural) workplace in which work is fast-paced and gruelling

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • Salt mine — Salt Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salt-mine — saltˈ mine noun A mine of rock salt • • • Main Entry: ↑salt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Salt mine — A salt mine is an operation involved in the extraction of salt from rock salt or halite, a type of evaporitic deposit [ [ Oilfield Glossary: Term evaporite ] ] . Areas known for their …   Wikipedia

  • salt mine — noun 1. a mine where salt is dug • Hypernyms: ↑mine 2. a job involving drudgery and confinement • Syn: ↑treadmill • Hypernyms: ↑occupation, ↑business, ↑job, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt mine — mine from where salt is excavated; job that involves hard work and confinement (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • salt mine — 1. a mine from which salt is excavated. 2. Usually, salt mines. a place of habitual confinement and drudgery: After two weeks of vacation it will be back to the salt mines for the staff. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • salt mine — noun a) Any mine used for the extraction of salt. b) Any laborious work, especially in a confined space …   Wiktionary

  • salt mine — /ˈsɒlt maɪn/ (say solt muyn) noun 1. a mine from which salt is excavated. 2. (usually plural) Colloquial (humorous) a place of employment. Also, saltmine …  

  • salt mine — Australian Slang (jocular) (usually plural) workplace in which work is fast paced and gruelling …   English dialects glossary

  • salt mine —  Work, drudgery …   American business jargon

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