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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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He has a British passport, moved to the North-East and asked to join us as an amateur, so we have struck lucky there
Summary: Five men who thought they had struck lucky when they stole a bag containing Dh750,000 have been nabbed by the Sharjah Police.
Members of Penistone Centre Stage Musicals struck lucky when they found a new canine star to play in their forthcoming production of Oliver.
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.
The couple, both retired civil servants, struck lucky after Carol entered ITV's Golden Ticket contest and the computer selected her online entry out of 900,000 from footie fans all over the UK.
PROSPECTORS who discovered what is believed to be the biggest untapped gold mine in Britain or Ireland have struck lucky again.
Alternatively, if you've struck lucky and caught your own fish, they will gladly cook it for you.