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third shift
 n.— «It’s true that unscrupulous outsourcing can do strange and awful things to just about every aspect of your brand. Look at what Asia-based investigators humorously refer to as the “third shift”: deliberate production overruns in outsourced garment manufacturing that are then offloaded as cheap counterfeits.» —“The brand has left the building: maintaining consistency in an outsourced world” by Rob Lewis MyCustomer.com Apr. 10, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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