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A euphemistic way of referring to a person being temporarily unemployed:‘public money should be used to lend a hand to people who find themselves between jobs’
- ‘For some, rebound ventures proved useful bridges between jobs.’
- ‘Approximately 37 % of the stay-at-home fathers were in transition between jobs or careers.’
- ‘You spent a fair amount of time at the end of your presentation talking about changes between jobs, et cetera.’
- ‘Blanket cylinder positioning also allows faster clean up, shortening the down time between jobs.’
- ‘Transitional tax credits, permitting workers to carry health insurance between jobs.’
- ‘There's a pause, then the guy says, "I think she was between jobs."’
- ‘Perhaps you are a student just out of college or a chemist in academia or industry between jobs.’
- ‘Few will enjoy taking their chances on huge matching schemes, risking years of commuting between jobs they didn't really want.’
- ‘We'll also have associate members - former coaches or individuals who are between jobs.’
- ‘Welfare benefits, under the present model, are designed to bridge periods between jobs.’
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