grey area


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grey area

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gray area

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1. (Sociology) (in Britain) a region in which unemployment is relatively high
2. an area or part of something existing between two extremes and having mixed characteristics of both
3. an area, situation, etc, lacking clearly defined characteristics
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Noun1.grey area - an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other
area - a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
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grey area

n (fig) → punto oscuro
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At this stage, whether the responsibility lies with the Council of Ministers or the Pharmaceutical Council itself to regulate opening hours is a grey area.
Standing out from the crowd is the relatively new Grey Area, launched in March of this year.
Things simply aren't that black and white for Jack Quinn (Brown) and his colleagues who, when asked if they are, or linked to, the boys and girls in blue, reply with the programme's apparent motto: "It's a grey area.
I am a big fan of the DRS but this leaves a little bit of a grey area which can come back and bite the umpires," he added.
It will also be a grey area under a cloudy sKy, although under a hot sun it should be a rich, sparKling blue.
There are too many grey areas and when referees say it is a grey area, what chance have you got?
Torbay Council, which owns the theatre, said the use of cigarettes or cigars in theatre performances was a grey area under the new smoking legislation.
The reason why it's such a grey area is because it's extremely difficult to measure the health benefit in any food.
One thing we are not going to do is stretch him into any area that we consider an at-risk area or grey area.
The real challenge of the business ethics movement is not the black-and-white decision of obeying or violating the law, but the grey area of whether you made intelligent, rational ethical decisions," says W.