at the coalface

idiom

Definition of at the coalface

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: at the place where the actual work of an activity is done teachers working at the coalface in inner-city schools

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at the center of things

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at the cost of

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“At the coalface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20coalface. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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