One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The policy of deliberately limiting output at work.
- ‘When the pressure of wages and despair drive the workers to go on the offensive, they lead to the uniquely British phenomenon of the ca' canny.’
- ‘The ca'canny has dealt a paralysing blow to the economy and plunged the export industry into crisis.’
Late 19th century (originally Scots in the sense ‘proceed warily’): from ca' (variant of call (verb)) and canny.
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