conveyor belt

conveyor belt
UK / US noun [countable]
Word forms "conveyor belt":
singular conveyor belt plural conveyor belts
a) a machine with a flat wide belt used for moving objects from one place to another, especially in a factory
b) used in a negative way to refer to situations in which people are treated as if they are products in a factory

students on the conveyor belt of higher education


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