out of work


out of work
{adv. phr.} Having no income-producing job; unemployed. * /When too many people are out of work, it is a sign that the economy is in a recession./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • out of work — UK US adjective ► HR, WORKPLACE without a paid job: »I ve been out of work for the past six months. put/leave/throw sb out of work »The plant closed in November 2010, leaving 400 people out of work. »an out of work management consultant …   Financial and business terms

  • out of work — adj out of work unemployed ▪ out of work actors ▪ He s been out of work for six months …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • out-of-work — ˌout of ˈwork adjective unemployed: • an out of work actor …   Financial and business terms

  • out-of-work — adjective not having a job, especially not being able to get work in your usual profession: UNEMPLOYED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • out of work — [adj] not employed between jobs, collecting unemployment, idle, jobless, laid off, on the dole, out of a job, unemployed; concept 351 Ant. employed …   New thesaurus

  • out of work — index unemployed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • out of work — adjective not having a job idle carpenters jobless transients many people in the area were out of work • Syn: ↑idle, ↑jobless • Similar to: ↑unemployed …   Useful english dictionary

  • out-of-work — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: from the phrase out of work : one who is unemployed a ragged, shivering out of work, who could not even provide for his own family Edward Scouller * * * out of work «OWT uhv WURK», noun, adjective. –n. a person who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of work — also out of work ADJ Someone who is out of work does not have a job. ...a town where half the men are usually out of work. ...an out of work actor. Syn: unemployed …   English dictionary

  • out of work — adjective I m an actor, currently out of work Syn: unemployed, jobless, out of a job; redundant, laid off, on welfare, on the dole; euphemistic between jobs …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • out of work — bedarbis statusas Aprobuotas sritis darbo ir užimtumo statistika apibrėžtis Nedirbantis nustatyto (15–74 metų) amžiaus asmuo, kuris aktyviai ieško darbo ir per apibrėžtą laikotarpį gali pradėti dirbti. atitikmenys: angl. jobless person; out of… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)


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