out of work


out of work
adjective
not having a job
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idle carpenters

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jobless transients

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many people in the area were out of work

Syn: ↑idle, ↑jobless
Similar to: ↑unemployed
Derivationally related forms: ↑idleness (for: ↑idle)

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adj
unemployed, redundant, out of a job, jobless, idle, laid off, workless
COLLOQ. on the dole, resting, between jobs
employed, occupied, busy

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adjective UNEMPLOYED, jobless, out of a job; redundant, laid off; Brit. informal on the dole; Austral. informal on the wallaby track.

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phrasal
: without regular employment : jobless

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out of work see under ↑work
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Main Entry:out
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out of work
Without employment (outˈ-of-workˈ adjective and plural noun unemployed (people))
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Main Entry:work

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out of work phrase
unemployed

Some of us have been out of work for years.

Thesaurus: unemployment and unemployedhyponym
Main entry: work

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unemployed

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out of work
: without a regular job

The factory closed and left/put 5,000 people out of work.

He has been out of work since January. [=he has not had a job since January]

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Main Entry:work

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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