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"dole" in British English

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dolenoun [S]

uk   /dəʊl/ us   /doʊl/
the dole UK informal

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the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed: Young people on (= receiving) the dole are often bored and frustrated. If I can't find any work within a month, I'll have to go on the dole.
(Definition of dole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the dole" in Business English

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the dolenoun [S]

uk   us   UK informal US welfare ECONOMICS
the money that unemployed people receive from the government: Workers, in their countless thousands, were facing the dole.
on the dole
unemployed and receiving money from the government: He spent eighteen months on the dole.
dole
dole cheats
(Definition of the dole from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dole”
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in French distribuer parcimonieusement…
in German austeilen…
in Indonesian menjatah…
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“dole” in Business English

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