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between jobs

Meaning: unemployed, or without a job

For example:

  • My husband's between jobs at the moment.

  • I'm still between jobs, but I'm looking for work every day.

Note: This euphemism is used in order to make it sound like a person is temporarily unemployed and will soon have a new job.

Quick Quiz:

If you're between jobs, you

a. are travelling to work

b. don't have a job

c. have two jobs

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Contributor: Matt Errey