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Definition of on the dole

on the dole

  • To be on welfare (see also welfare).
    Man, that guy's car is so on the dole.

    Last edited on Mar 13 2002. Submitted by Mark E from BC, Canada on Mar 13 2002.

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Other terms relating to 'on':

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