off the dole

Definition of off the dole

  1. no longer receiving money that a government (especially the British government) gives to people who do not have jobs or who are very poor They've been off the dole for a year.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

  1. :  one's allotted share, portion, or destiny

    :  a giving or distribution of food, money, or clothing to the needy

    :  a grant of government funds to the unemployed

  1. :  grief, sorrow

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