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strike

Etymology: AS, strican, to advance swiftly
an action taken collectively by the employees of a company or institution in which they stop reporting for work in an effort to cause the employer to accede to certain demands. A strike usually follows unsuccessful negotiations between representatives of the union and management.

strike

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WITH England's World Cup qualifying campaign about to start, new boss Fabio Capello could well have just struck lucky - thanks to Harry Redknapp.
Floor staff at a Warwick fire pump manufacturers have each scooped a pounds 475,200 share of Saturday's Lotto rollover jackpot after their seven-year-old syndicate finally struck lucky.
And owners Mark, 40, and Helen Lewis, 38, of Ryal (corr) Westside Farm, near Matfen Hall in Northumberland, struck lucky for a second time when they sold their prize winning black Limousin (corr) cross to the competition's judge.
I'd heard mixed reports from friends and workmates so maybe I just struck lucky.
com) player Jemo who registered as a new player on February 12th went from Rags to Riches a day later when he struck lucky and won $131,250 after depositing just $100 on the Rags to Riches progressive slot.
Strike lucky on a track and you're practically certain to finish in the top three, although I must admit I got very few votes the year I struck lucky in field, particularly from the short-sighted woman I struck lucky with.
The CCTV images show four men in a pickpocket pack who thought they had struck lucky when targeting an unsuspecting shopper in a Birmingham store.
1 KENNY DEUCHAR last night admitted the Lions struck lucky with their stoppage-time win.
Now the 72-year-old has struck lucky, winning the life-changing sum last Friday - the day millions watched Prince William marry Kate Middleton.
She said the last time she struck lucky was when she won pounds 300 on the bingo while on holiday in Turkey some years ago.
The news marks the latest success story for Encore, which was part of the consortium that struck lucky with the Catcher discovery earlier this year off the east coast of Scotland -the biggest North Sea find in nearly a decade.
The news marks the latest success for Encore, which was part of the consortium that struck lucky with the Catcher discovery this year off the east coast of Scotland - the biggest North Sea find in nearly a decade.