breadline

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bread·line

also bread line  (brĕd′līn′)
n.
A line of people waiting to receive food given by a charitable organization or public agency.
Idioms:
below the breadline
Extremely poor.
on the breadline
Dependent on public donations of food.

breadline

(ˈbrɛdˌlaɪn)
n
1. (Social Welfare) a queue of people waiting for free food given out by a government agency or a charity organization
2. on the breadline impoverished; living at subsistence level
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breadline - a queue of people waiting for free foodbreadline - a queue of people waiting for free food
queue, waiting line - a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
Translations

breadline

[ˈbredlaɪn] N (US) → cola f del pan
on the breadline (Brit) → en la miseria

breadline

[ˈbrɛdlaɪn] n
to be on the breadline → être sans le sou, être dans l'indigencebread roll npetit pain mbread sauce nsauce f à la mie de painbread shop n (= baker's) → boulangerie f

breadline

[ˈbrɛdˌlaɪn] n to be on the breadlinesbarcare a malapena il lunario
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That means almost 50,000 children in such families were now living below the breadline in Yorkshire and the Humber - while an extra 150,000 children in the UK with at least one parent working in the public sector will be below the poverty line this April.
Renfrewshire Foodbank provides free vital food and toiletries to families living on or below the breadline in the area.
Around one in seven UK children with a parent in the public sector will be living below the breadline by April.
Some 550,000 children with a parent working in the NHS, schools or councils will be below the breadline by April, according to TUC research.
The End Child Poverty coalition has revealed that an alarming 5138 children in the Motherwell and Wishaw constituency are growing up below the breadline after housing costs - that's 26.
A GREATER Manchester ward has the highest levels of child poverty in the country - with more than 60 per cent of youngsters from families living below the breadline, a new study has revealed.
More than 80,000 children are growing up below the breadline in the wider Liverpool city region, according to a recent report led by Wirral MP Frank Field.
9 million children across the UK living below the breadline.
Experts warned last year that many people from the scheme are living below the breadline.
I must remind Roy that most poor people working in jobs on pitiful pay is evidence that we are under an economy working for the millionaires rather than millions stuck below the breadline.
People are living below the breadline and if there is an increase they will suffer more.
C5, 9pm All across the UK, the ruins of the recession have left families battling below the breadline.