whelk stall

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Noun[edit]

whelk stall (plural whelk stalls)

  1. (Britain, colloquial, slang) A small enterprise which is very simple to run.
    The Group Executive Committee couldn't run a whelk stall!

Usage notes[edit]

Normally used as part of a mildly derisory and exclamatory phrase, indicating failure to carry out simple tasks that others would find easy to accomplish.

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