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A long-standing practice in a company which is unauthorized or otherwise irregular.
- ‘With a few heartwarming exceptions, these are churlishly protective of their narrow self-interest, and as sentimentally attached to Spanish practices as any Coventry car-worker in the 1970s.’
- ‘Yet many also resisted and adapted, adopting Spanish practices - from politics to art forms - and institutions (like the church and military) to serve their own interests.’
- ‘Docker leaders at Southampton docks threatened war as their labour monopoly, with all its ugly Spanish practices, was ripped apart after 42 years of unchallenged protection.’
- ‘It is a form of dishonesty, and it breeds in our employment environment a culture of Spanish practices, as it used to be called in the days when one was allowed to be racist about it.’
- ‘Have the police sold out in return for the government turning a blind eye to their Spanish practices and guaranteeing their gold-plated pensions?’
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