Definition Unemployment line

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Definition

(to join) the unemployment line: to lose one's job; (to join) the queue of people waiting to receive benefits or looking for a job
idiom

a line (US): a queue, a group of people waiting in order
noun

Examples

  • "Janine : Well Brent, we know that nobody wants to be standing in the unemployment line, but in most US states, you are entitled to collect unemployment if you have been laid off."

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