work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men(noun)
the force of workers available
The total number of all available workers; the workforce.
The power exerted by a single person (analogous to horsepower.)
Origin: man + power
Manpower is a 1941 film drama starring Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, and George Raft. It was written by Richard Macauley and Jerry Wald, and directed by Raoul Walsh. Robinson and Raft got into a fistfight on the set that was eagerly splashed all over the front pages of the nation's newspapers. Victor McLaglen was originally going to play Robinson's role, which would have made it a supporting part, and Raft reportedly resented sharing leading man status on the film as a result of Robinson being cast instead. Raft chose Manpower over the remake of the 1931 pre-Code version of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, and the career-igniting role of Sam Spade went to Humphrey Bogart instead. The script is one of many reworkings of the plotline for a 1932 Robinson movie called Tiger Shark, in which Robinson played essentially the same part, only as a tuna fisherman rather than an electric power lineman. The supporting cast of Manpower includes Alan Hale, Sr., Frank McHugh and Eve Arden.
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See manpower requirements; manpower resources.
The numerical value of manpower in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of manpower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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We try to minimize the manpower.
It's the Brady Act taking manpower and crime-fighting capability off the streets.
Currently, there are more requests to install the product and we’re short on manpower.
Every team next year will be working hard to beat each other and all that manpower, finance and energy will produce breakthroughs and make a big difference to normal battery-driven cars.
It's really indicative of some huge problems the regime has, what we're seeing now is the best evidence yet of a trend we've already known about: the regime's attrition rate is quite high and it can't replace the soldiers and militiamen that it loses with equally effective Syrian manpower.
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