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(in the UK) a weekly allowance formerly paid by the state to those with an income below a certain level, now replaced by income support.See also income support
- ‘Many of us live a frugal existence because of past provisions we made and are not entitled to supplementary benefit etc.’
- ‘A strengthened ‘fraud squad’ at the Leigh office of the Department of Health and Social Security is to crack down on abuses in claims for supplementary benefit in the Leigh area, it was announced today.’
- ‘Indeed, the payment of supplementary benefit to a person whose damages were exhausted would be a form of double compensation paid for by taxpayers.’
- ‘It points out that ‘prior to 1988, people on supplementary benefit received the actual amount for their water bills on top of basic weekly benefit.’’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.