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    "farm league"

    Top employers have begun to treat summer internships as something of a farm league.

    What does "farm league" mean here? some kind of a club?

    PS: Sorry this post should not be here.

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    Re: "farm league"

    I have moved your thread to the correct section. I'm afraid I have no idea what the phrase means. I don't think it's used in British English (although I could be wrong).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "farm league"

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    Top employers have begun to treat summer internships as something of a farm league.

    What does "farm league" mean here? some kind of a club?

    PS: Sorry this post should not be here.
    In AmE, a "farm team" is a junior professional sports team in which players that want to play in the "big leagues" improve their skills. In many cases, these farm teams play each other and could be said to be part of a "farm league". In your use, "farm team" would probably be better.

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    Re: "farm league"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In AmE, a "farm team" is a junior professional sports team in which players that want to play in the "big leagues" improve their skills. In many cases, these farm teams play each other and could be said to be part of a "farm league". In your use, "farm team" would probably be better.
    It comes from a book. Can you describe it in a business sense relative to the sentence?

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    Re: "farm league"

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    It comes from a book. Can you describe it in a business sense relative to the sentence?
    It is an analogy. Interns in business are often treated as if they were minor players trying to make it into the big leagues of business.

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