Question - What does being on the dole mean?

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Definition of on the dole. : receiving money that a government (especially the British government) gives to people who do not have jobs or who are very poor They've been on the dole for a year. In the UK, Unemployment Benefit has been known by the slang term 'the dole' since WWI. This derives from the 'doling out', that is, 'handing out' of charitable gifts of food or money. This dates back to at least 1919, when it was recorded in The Daily Mail: "You won't draw your out-of-work dole of 29s. On the brew means being unemployed or receiving unemployment benefits, and is similar to on the dole. phrase. Someone who is on the dole is registered as unemployed and receives money from the government. [mainly British]regional note: in AM, usually use on welfare. See full dictionary entry for dole. Of Germanic origin, the noun dole is from Old English dāl, meaning division, portion, share (dāl was a parallel form to dǽl, which is the origin of the noun deal).

https://theodora.com/encyclopedia/d/dole.html

DOLE (from Old Eng. dal, cf. mod. "deal"), a portion, a distribution of gifts, especially of food and money given in charity. Thus one William Robinson of Hull at his death in 1708 left money to buy annually a dozen loaves, costing a shilling each, to be given to twelve poor widows at his grave every Christmas.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20dole

Definition of on the dole. : receiving money that a government (especially the British government) gives to people who do not have jobs or who are very poor They've been on the dole for a year. They're going on the dole.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment_benefits

Unemployment benefits (depending on the jurisdiction also called unemployment insurance or unemployment compensation) are payments made by authorized bodies to unemployed people. Unemployment benefit is commonly referred to as "the dole"; to receive the benefit is to be "on the dole".

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cuon

Definition of Cuon. : a genus of Asian wild dogs (family Canidae) characterized by the absence of the usual last lower molar and including the dhole.

https://www.listenandlearnusa.com/slang/usa/new_york/od/

“O. D. ” is used mostly by the younger folks, those 30 and under. It became more popular in the definition above recently. The most common definition of “O. D. ” is to overdose or binge on a substance (usually in reference to hard drugs, but the word could be used for chocolate, homework, etc. too).

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dayroom

: a room in a hospital, prison, etc., where people can watch television, talk, etc. See the full definition for dayroom in the English Language Learners Dictionary.

How long do you need to do Work for the Dole? 18–49 years, you are required to do 50 hours per fortnight in an approved activity, such as Work for the Dole. 50-59 years, you are required to complete 30 hours per fortnight of an approved activity, which can include volunteering for Work for the Dole.

https://www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/politics/depression-impacts.php

The Dole. With more companies laying off employees than hiring new ones, thousands of unemployed men and women turned to government relief for help during the Great Depression. Known as the dole, these payments were small and only provided about half of a person's total nutritional requirements.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/5538906/claim-unemployment-benefits-whos-entitled-how-much-jobseekers

Those up to 24-years-old get a maximum of £57. 90; 25 or over get up to £73. 10; and couples (both aged over 18) get up to £114. 85. Payments are usually made every 2 weeks.

https://youglish.com/pronounce/dole/english/us

Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of 'dole': Break 'dole' down into sounds: [DOHL] - say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them. Record yourself saying 'dole' in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen.

https://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/on+the+take.html

This is used as a term to describe someone in a position of authority who is corrupt, someone who will take money in exchange for doing something for the person paying that may be illegal.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/brew

If you brew tea or coffee, you make it by pouring hot water over tea leaves or ground coffee. A brew is a particular kind of tea or coffee. It can also be a particular pot of tea or coffee. A brew is a particular kind of beer or beer that is produced in a particular place at a particular time.

https://www.allrecipes.com/article/brewing-coffee/

Basic steps to make perfect coffee: Line the basket of your coffee maker with a filter. Grind coffee beans to medium or medium-fine grind size. Pour enough water into the filter to wet it completely, and let it drain into your cup or coffee pot. Discard the water. Measure the ground coffee into the wet filter.