rag trade


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rag trade

n. Slang
The garment industry.
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rag trade

n
(Clothing & Fashion) informal the clothing business, esp the aspects concerned with the manufacture and sale of dresses
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rag′ trade`



n. Slang.
the garment or fashion industry.
[1835–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rag trade - makers and sellers of fashionable clothingrag trade - makers and sellers of fashionable clothing
industry - the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications"
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Translations

rag trade

n (fam) the rag trade(il settore m del)l'abbigliamento
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The move follows the row over rag trade tycoon Sir Philip Green's alleged use of NDAs to cover up allegations he has sexually and racially abused staff.
The move follows the row over rag trade tycoon Sir Philip Green's alleged use of NDAs to cover up claims he has sexually and racially abused staff.
I do not know how many items of clothing are manufactured in Britain but, taking away kilts and Saville Row, I can't really see that many items being stitched in Britain and I am sure that the foreign rag trade will not pay a penny an item!
Katie Surridge, who has waived her anonymity, works on the Arizona ranch where the rag trade tycoon has a home.
Comedy classic The Rag Trade was an instant hit for the BBC when it was first shown in 1961.
At a time when job losses were rife in the region's rag trade, the label was the success story of the times.
After leaving RADA, I came to public attention in the sitcom The Rag Trade in 1961.
Kenspeckle workers are commissioned to supply Selfridges with chocolates and fudges, while WEAVE utilises the sewing skills of former 'rag trade' factory workers to create eye-catching uniforms for famous toy store Hamleys.
A NEW boost for Britain's rag trade could create 20,000 jobs in the next five years, a report claims.