farm out

Meaning: If you farm out work, you pay people outside your company to do it.

For example:

  • farm sth out They farm a lot of the work out to freelancers because it's cheaper than employing their own people.

  • farm out sth We've decided to farm out most of the basic programming work to IT subcontractors in India.

Quick Quiz:

Web site design companies often farm out some of the work they get to

a. local farmers

b. foreign workers

c. online customers

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