Definition of out of a job in US English:

out of a job


  • Unemployed.

    • ‘The accusations were shown to be false, the case collapsed, but for the next five years Pepys was out of a job.’
    • ‘In less than a month I'll be out of a job because the season is closing.’
    • ‘Most of the airline's assets in Uganda have been surrendered and all staff members are out of a job.’
    • ‘Not only are students deprived of the privilege of enjoying a social nightlife on campus, but many students are also out of a job.’
    • ‘If the elections fail, Kostunica will soon be out of a job.’
    • ‘Sadly, government cutbacks mean dear old Eddie, who's pushing 40, is out of a job.’
    • ‘Our politicians have no desire to change the status quo for they would be out of a job and all its benefits.’
    • ‘She has been out of a job for more than a year and her unemployment benefits have run out.’
    • ‘If these workers were to ask for the same working conditions as workers here they would be out of a job very quickly.’
    • ‘This will be the first year I'll vote and I've been out of a job for almost a year.’