Definition of cottage industry
- this debate about sex and law became a cottage industry for feminist academics
- —Wendy Kaminer
weaving, pottery, and other cottage industries
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: a system for making products to sell in which people work in their own homes and use their own equipment
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about cottage industry
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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