on benefits

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on benefits

British
:receiving money from the government because of a low income or lack of income
  • a family on benefits

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : something that produces good or helpful results or effects or that promotes well-being : advantage

  2. : useful aid : help

  3. : financial help in time of sickness, old age, or unemployment

  1. : to be useful or profitable to

  2. : to receive help or an advantage : to receive benefit


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