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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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
INDEPENDENT care homes are on the breadline due to a recruitment crisis and wage pressures, an industry body claim.
WORKERS in Yorkshire are just three days away from being on the breadline, according to figures out today.
Sean Bean plays the central character Fr Michael Kerrigan, a conflicted Catholic priest struggling to offer hope to parishioners living on the breadline as he tries to keep a lid on the traumas which punctuated his own childhood.
As Channel 5 prepares to screen Breadline Brummies tonight as part of its On Benefits season, Dee said: "Sometimes I think: 'Oh my God, here we go again'.
00pm Channel 5's obsession with people on the breadline shows little sign of abating as this episode proves.
C5, 9pm All across the UK, the ruins of the recession have left families battling below the breadline.
The shameful situation is exposed in an explosive new book, Breadline Britain.
THE average North East family is just over two weeks from the breadline, according a shocking report.
Three months after 1,158 workers were put on the breadline with the closure of the Hovensa oil refinery on St.
Nearly 54,000 struggling single working mums in Wales could lose as much as pounds 68 a week under the new Universal Credit, pushing some below the breadline, according to the charity's report today.
So, if you're fretting about the duration of your mortgage or how to get a pension that lifts you off the breadline, worry not.