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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2011-09-27 22:51:09

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1101

"at the cold face" for "at the coalface"

Espionage writer Len Deighton is just the chap chipping away at the coal-face, right?. He makes a contrast in his books between those at the coal face of international espionage, and those who “make marks on paper”. Those at the coal face are actively involved in the nitty-gritty of frontline action. They’re face-to-face with the cold face of reality.

But the topic areas and what is contemporary should be generated by those at the coldface – the coaches. … oning.html

This would enable a greater, stronger nursing workforce whilst having people at the coldface advising appropriately.
Experienced nurses

I have alot of experience with how Microsoft deploy’s it’s own technology and have been at the coldface for about 3 years now.
IT blogger

If the government was serious and stopped shifting blame they would have their storm troopers out at the coldface ensuring that all clubs & pubs adhered to the responsible serving of alcohol guidelines.
Glassing incident

Finally, given the vulnerability and the lack of voice that those who are at the cold face of human rights violations in Ireland experience the Commissioners appointed should, in some fulsome measure, offer genuine connection and voice to those whose ability to advocate for themselves is muted.
Human rights in Ireland

Last edited by burred (2011-09-27 22:52:12)



#2 2011-09-28 11:31:33

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

Re: "at the cold face" for "at the coalface"

Top notch. In open-pit mining the coal face can be a cold place.

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