dole queue

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dole queue UK US noun [C] UK (US unemployment line) ECONOMICS
used to refer to the number of unemployed people in a particular place at a particular time: »

Thousands of graduates look set to join the dole queue in the current recession.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • dole queue — dole queues N COUNT When people talk about the dole queue, they are talking about the state of being unemployed, especially when saying how many people are unemployed. [BRIT] Another 29,100 people have joined the dole queue. ...a backdrop of… …   English dictionary

  • dole queue — / dəυl kju:/ noun a line of people waiting to collect their unemployment money (NOTE: The US term is dole line.) …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • dole queue — /ˈdoʊl kju/ (say dohl kyooh) noun a queue formed by people waiting to receive a government handout, usually because economic circumstances have deprived them of a job …   Australian English dictionary

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  • (the) dole queue — the dole queue UK US noun british the number of people who do not have a job and who are receiving money from the government Thesaurus: unemployment and unemployedhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the dole queue — UK / US noun British the number of people who do not have a job and who are receiving money from the government …   English dictionary

  • queue — ▪ I. queue queue 1 [kjuː] noun [countable] 1. a line of people waiting to enter a building, buy something etc; = line AmE: • There may be long queues outside stores at sale times. ˈdole queue …   Financial and business terms

  • dole — dole1 [dəul US doul] n [U] informal 1.) BrE money given by the government in Britain to people who are unemployed be/go on the dole (=be unemployed and receiving money from the government) ▪ Too many young people are still on the dole. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dole — noun (BrE) VERB + DOLE ▪ claim, go on, sign on ▪ She lost her job and had to claim dole. ▪ As soon as he was made redundant, he signed on the dole. ▪ draw …   Collocations dictionary

  • queue — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun (BrE) ⇨ See also ↑line ADJECTIVE ▪ endless, long ▪ growing, lengthening ▪ orderly ▪ Please form an orderly queu …   Collocations dictionary


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