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A high school that has an unusually high number of students who leave school (drop out) before graduating. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. With so little funding going to public education these days, it's no wonder that so many schools are becoming dropout factories.
a system for producing eggs, meat, and milk quickly and cheaply by keeping animals in small closed areas and giving them food which makes them grow quickly They've launched a campaign against the abuses of factory farming. (mainly British)
on the factory floor
1. if someone works on the factory floor, they are one of the ordinary people who work in a factory He spent five years on the factory floor before being promoted to supervisor.
2. in the part of a factory where goods are produced The problem was only discovered when the system was tested on the factory floor.
1. n. a hospital. After about two months in the bone factory, I was back on the job.
2. n. a cemetery. I know I’ll end up in the bone factory just like everyone else.
n. a saloon; a tavern. Gary spends a lot of time at the gargle factory.
n. the place where old horses are sent so their bones can be made into glue; a similar, imaginary place for people. I’m not as young as I used to be, but I’m not ready for the glue factory yet.
nuthouseand nut factory and nut-foundry and nuthatch
n. an insane asylum. The teacher spent three years in the nuthouse. When did you get out of the nut factory?
n. a bar, tavern, or saloon. (Usually objectionable.) I stopped in at the piss factory for a round or two.
n. the CIA (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) near Washington, D.C., where spies are said to be trained. Tom got a job in the spook factory.