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salt mines

Humorous characterization of one's job. Salt deposits are often found underground, and even in the last century prisoners were condemned to long years or lifetimes of excavating the substance. Little wonder that it became a metaphor for hard or otherwise unpleasant work, as in, as you return to the office after lunch, “Well, it's back to the salt mines.”
See also: mine, salt
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Mr Khattak alleged that no compensation amount was paid to the dead and injured miners of the salt mines.
Replying to a question, the sources said the corporation was in process of installing salt grinding plants at Warcha Salt Mines for production of powdered salt and iodized table salt.
Khewra Salt mine having total length of 300 km, width from 8 to 30 km and height from 2200ft to 4990ft, has also been called the 'Natural Museum on the Earth'.
Pete and Janet then carried out research and training for more than a year, which included visits to world-famous health salt mines in Wieliczka and Bochnia in Poland before opening a salt cave in Edinburgh.
End your day in the salt mines, otherwise known as mineral baths and salted chocolate.
PMDC is the operator of the world s second largest salt mine located at Khewra District Jhelum, producing about 1.
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of underground microclimate from romanian Cacica and Ocna Dej salt mines on protein metabolism and hidroelectrolyte balance in different age Wistar white rats with induced pathology subjected to speleotherapy cure in mentioned salt mines.
THE first delivery of books belonging to Manchester Central Library has arrived at Winsford Salt Mines in Cheshire.
ROADS Minister Conor Murphy yesterday toured some of the 30km of underground tunnels in Co Antrim that make up one of Europe's largest salt mines.
Meanwhile city grit suppliers claim they are losing thousands of pounds in revenue because the country's main salt mines are only selling to government agencies and local authorities.
The lorries that now service the Mali salt mines may lack the romance of the camel caravans that have been making their way across the Sahara for centuries, but they help to ensure that the miners are paid a fair price for their salt.
It will also finance an environmental improvement programme at the Tuzla-area plant, which is the largest customer of local limestone and salt mines.
Showcasing the natural beauty of the salt mines and the country's verdant mountains is a good step.
But 200 years on, the four rock salt mines under Northwich have left a less than welcome legacy.
To identify the ions in ancient oceans, Lowenstein's team obtained salt crystals from drilled cores and salt mines around the world and examined seawater inclusions trapped within them.