ply (one's) trade

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ply (one's) trade

To go about one's normal business or employment. Despite the dominance of big supermarket chains, local vendors still ply their trade along the pedestrian area as they have done for decades.
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ply your ˈtrade

(written) do your work or business: This is the restaurant where he plied his trade as a cook.
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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
There visitors are able to watch artisans ply trades little changed in centuries.
The building would have been surrounded by a number of timber buildings where workers would ply trades in leather tanning, textiles and metalworking.