off the dole

idiom

: 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.

Examples of off the dole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Britain has a labor shortage and will need to draw more Britons off the dole while attracting global talent. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 17 Nov. 2022

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“Off the dole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off%20the%20dole. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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