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poverty line

noun [U]  us   /ˈpɑv·ər·ti ˌlɑɪn/ (also poverty level,  us   /ˈpɑv·ər·ti ˌlev·əl/ )
the amount of income a person or family needs in order to maintain an acceptable standard of living, and below which they are considered poor
Translations of “poverty line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 貧窮界線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贫困线…
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