called a lightning strike


Senior Member
I have a perplexing question from my homework at university:
"The staff at all ten of their centers called a lightning strike"
I have no idea what did they mean by using "called ... strike" here ?
  • waltern

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    The workers called a sudden/unexpected ("lightning") strike:

    a stoppage of activity to force an employer or some authority to agree to demands, or to protest conditions (WR dictionary)​
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