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bucket shop

Chiefly Brit any small business that cannot be relied upon, esp one selling cheap airline tickets
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State laws made all bucket shops illegal after the 1907 panic.
Buy through travel agents, rather than internet bucket shops.
Some claim first class travel to Brussels and Strasbourg - and buy cheap tickets from bucket shops.
Cowbridge Road East is being narrowed to squeeze local bucket shops out, occupying valuable land for multi-storey apartments for useless pen-pushers, AMs and councillors.