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English definition of “out of work”

out of work

adjective    
HR, WORKPLACE without a paid job: I've been out of work for the past six months.put/leave/throw sb out of work The plant closed in November 2010, leaving 400 people out of work. an out-of-work management consultant
(Definition of out of work adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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