ply trade

ply your trade

(slightly formal)
to do your usual work Fishermen in small boats ply their trade up and down the coast.
See also: ply, trade

ply your trade

  (literary)
to do your usual work or business Fishermen in small boats ply their trade up and down the coast.
See also: ply, trade
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Seeking to establish an emotional chord with the people belonging to Kumhar caste known to ply trade in pottery, Lalu described BJP as a kankar (pebble) and asked them to throw it out as they do to such objects from soiled earth while making pots and related products.
Fishermen ply trade in Skiathos; Explore beautiful Skiathos Town
The building would have been surrounded by a number of timber buildings where workers would ply trades in leather tanning, textiles and metalworking.