minimum wage

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minimum wage (plural minimum wages) usually singular only

  1. The lowest rate at which an employer can legally pay an employee; usually expressed as pay per hour.
    • March 15 2012, Soctt Tobias, The Kid With A Bike [Review]
      Perhaps their most austere film, 1999’s Palme D’Or-winning Rosetta, tracks the feisty eponymous 17-year-old from a trailer park, where she lives with her alcoholic mother, to a food truck in the industrial wasteland of Seraing, Belgium. She makes less than the minimum wage, if she’s lucky enough to work at all.

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