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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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
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Translations

breadline

[ˈbredlaɪn] N (US) → cola f del pan
on the breadline (Brit) → en la miseria
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

breadline

[ˈbrɛdˌlaɪn] n to be on the breadlinesbarcare a malapena il lunario
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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