in/out of work

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out of work

Unemployed. Joe was out of work for nearly six months after the economy crashed. You'll be out of work if you ever pull a stunt like that again, do you understand?
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out of work

unemployed; having lost one's job. Todd was out of work for almost a year. Too many people were out of work, and the economy got into trouble.
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out of work

Unemployed; also, having no work to do. For example, He lost his job a year ago and has been out of work ever since, or They don't give her enough assignments-she's always out of work. Shakespeare used this expression in Henry V (1:2): "All out of work and cold for action."
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in/out of ˈwork

having/not having a paid job: I’ve been out of work for a year.Is your husband in work at the moment?an out-of-work actor
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out of work

Without a job; unemployed.
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