stretch-out


stretch–out

noun \ˈstrech-ˌat\

Definition of STRETCH-OUT

1
:  a system of industrial operation in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or with no additional pay
2
:  the act of stretching out :  the state of being stretched out
3
:  an economizing measure that spreads a limited quantity over a larger field than originally intended: as
a :  a slackening of production schedules so that a quantity of goods will be produced over a longer period than initially planned
b :  a restructuring of a loan repayment schedule over an extended period of time

First Known Use of STRETCH-OUT

1930

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