rag trade

 Clothing industry.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • rag trade — ➔ trade1 …   Financial and business terms

  • rag trade — n the rag trade BrE informal the business of making and selling clothes, especially women s clothes = the fashion industry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rag trade — rag′ trade n. Slang. cvb sts the garment or fashion industry • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • rag trade — ► NOUN informal ▪ the clothing or fashion industry …   English terms dictionary

  • rag trade — noun makers and sellers of fashionable clothing • Syn: ↑apparel industry, ↑garment industry, ↑fashion industry, ↑fashion business • Hypernyms: ↑industry * * * rag trader. Sla …   Useful english dictionary

  • rag trade — N SING: the N The rag trade is the business and industry of making and selling clothes, especially women s clothes. The rag trade is extremely competitive, and one needs plenty of contacts in order to survive …   English dictionary

  • rag trade — {n. phr.} The clothing industry. * /My brother is working in the rag trade, manufacturing dresses./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rag trade — {n. phr.} The clothing industry. * /My brother is working in the rag trade, manufacturing dresses./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rag\ trade — n. phr. the clothing industry. My brother is working in the rag trade, manufacturing dresses …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rag trade — noun the rag trade BrE the business of making and selling clothes, especially women s clothes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rag trade — rag trader. Slang. the garment, clothing, or fashion industry. Also called rag business. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

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