at the coalface


: 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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Recent Examples on the Web Other governments have been at the coalface longer. Andrew Bruce, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022

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“At the coalface.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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