Definition of breadline
: a line of people waiting to receive free food
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Their lavish affairs (the bill for Barbara’s was $80,000) were singled out as examples of wildly inappropriate spending during the grim period of breadlines and massive unemployment.
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Definition of breadline for English Language Learners
: a line of people who are waiting to receive free food
the breadline : the level of income at which someone is considered poor
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