the dole

the dole
the dole UK US noun [S] UK INFORMAL (US welfare) ECONOMICS
the money that unemployed people receive from the government: »

Workers, in their countless thousands, were facing the dole.

on the dole — Cf. on the dole
dole adjective [only before noun]
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dole cheats


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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