slave labor


slave labor
slave-labor, adj.
1. persons, esp. a large group, performing labor under duress or threats, as prisoners in a concentration camp; a labor force of slaves or slavelike prisoners.
2. labor done by slaves.
3. any coerced or poorly remunerated work: Typing at that salary is slave labor.
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