postcode lottery

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Noun[edit]

postcode lottery ‎(plural postcode lotteries)

  1. (Britain) the unequal availability of services in different parts of the country; especially those services provided by the state
    • 1999 The Audit Commission has described the situation facing householders as a postcode lottery but there is a discernable trend. - Richard Rogers "Towards an Urban Renaissance: The Urban Task Force"