dole noun

VERB + DOLE claim, go on, sign on She lost her job and had to claim dole. As soon as he was made redundant, he signed on the dole. | draw, get The factory closure will mean another few hundred people drawing the dole.

DOLE + NOUN money | queue School leavers were joining the dole queue every day. | office

PREP. off the ~ Many had come off the dole and set up their own small businesses. | on the ~ She was on the dole for three years before she got a job.