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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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And the current weakness is not because of alleged bucket shops producing so-called low-tech product but rather because of the extreme frailty of one of the most important links in the supply chain: raw material suppliers.
State laws made all bucket shops illegal after the 1907 panic.
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.
EVERYONE KNOWS THAT designers are all a bunch of wing nuts, fabricators are all bucket shops, OEMs are simply traitors and assemblers are all out to take advantage of everyone!
By then, the action had expanded from the trading pits of organized markets such as the Chicago Board of Trade to informal "bucket shops," mostly in rural America, where ordinary folk could wager on movements in the big-city commodity markets.