One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Heavy-duty clothes for physical or manual work.
- ‘We divested ourselves of the fetters of daily workwear and suitably wrapped in kimono style robes approached the tub.’
- ‘‘I was particularly proud of that gown because I'm still working on workwear, so it was my first attempt at bridalwear,’ she says.’
- ‘On their driveway, perform a little cat-walk modelling in your best grease-stained, baggy workwear, and see how excited they are about low-slung pants after that!’
- ‘In his series ‘Invisible’, the subjects are united only by their fluorescent orange workwear; the irony being that jackets specifically designed to be highly visible seem to only underline the invisibility of those who wear them.’
- ‘This is the next stage in comfort after workwear.’
- ‘They began to add high-quality sporting goods to their stock, and workwear was big for a while.’
- ‘Most of those in the younger age groups these days seem to prefer workwear typical of the kind they often see on satellite television.’
- ‘Opportunities range from production of technical componentry and plant for wind turbines to the development of infrastructure such as roads and buildings and the purchase of consumables like workwear and lubricants.’
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