coal face

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coal face

A popular UK term that is the metaphorical equivalent of the “trenches” or “front line”.

Example
“Doctors who work in non-clinical roles often forget the challenges of the coal face”.
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MITHI -- The District Council Tharparkar has passed a resolution on the 20th December, 2017 regarding the issue of employment of the local people in Thar Coal Project presently executed by the ENGRO Coal mining company, where it is reported that majority of recruited employees does not belong to Tharparkar district.