the breadline

noun

British
: the level of income at which someone is considered poor : poverty line
people living below/near/on the breadline

Examples of the breadline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The publication covers homelessness and housing, and is sold by rough sleepers and other people below the breadline as a way of making a weekly income. Max Foster and Rob Picheta, CNN, 10 June 2022 Too often during bankruptcy proceedings, remediation costs are shunted to the back of the breadline after creditors, executives, employees, and vendors take their share of the company’s assets. Tim McDonnell, Quartz, 12 Apr. 2021

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“The breadline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20breadline. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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