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14:56 Feb 22, 2006
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German to English translations [PRO]
Business/Commerce (general) / Figurative term, not to do with laundries!
German term or phrase: Waschküchenbetrieb
Talking about the pharmacy sector's revival post-WW 2, as in "Ein Wiederaufbau, der auch von dem gemeinsamen Willen getragen wurde, den vielen "Waschküchenbetrieben", die im einsetzenden Aufschwung in der DM-Zeit gute Absatzchancen witterten, mit dem Apothekenlabor als Herstellerbetrieb etwas entgegenzusetzen". Thanks for any helpful suggestions!
Alexandra Cox
Germany
Local time: 15:39
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Summary of answers provided
4Kitchen sink or back-yard productionErwin Hoehne
4garage-style operation, basement operationxxxjhp
3 +1back-alley operation/firm
Frosty
4washhouse - firm, business, enterprise, business, concern, company;
Gad Harel


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washhouse - firm, business, enterprise, business, concern, company;


Explanation:
washhouse - firm, business, enterprise, business, concern, company;

Gad Harel
Israel
Local time: 16:39
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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back-alley operation/firm


Explanation:
As far as I know still in use - a sort of semi-shady set-up much beloved by amateur car mechanics; and why shouldn`t pillmakers operate in a similar fashion?

Frosty
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agree  Marcel F: Marcel F
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garage-style operation, basement operation


Explanation:
Today's low budget startup.

xxxjhp
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Kitchen sink or back-yard production


Explanation:
mir ist der Begriff kitchen sink production aus der Zeit bekannt, als die Schwellen-Länder für Kosmetika keine Einfuhrgenehmigungen erteilten und viele kleine Unternehmen mit einfachsten Mitteln Shampoos und Conditioner im Lande fertigten.

Erwin Hoehne
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