on the dole

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Definition of on the dole

: 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 on the dole for a year. They're going on the dole.

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“On the dole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20dole. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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