off the dole

Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of off the dole

: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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

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

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

  3. : a grant of government funds to the unemployed

  1. : to give or distribute as a charity

  1. : grief, sorrow


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