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family credit

noun

  1. (formerly, in Britain) a means-tested allowance paid to low-earning families with one or more dependent children and one or both parents in work: replaced by Working Families' Tax Credit in 1999


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But I give this family credit, because they had a family meeting by conference call and talked it out like adults.

He had alluded to that other way of repairing the busted family credit just to observe the effect on Bob.

A keen sense of shame for her aunts and herself was over her; she felt as if she must keep up the family credit.

Thereat Lizarann, in support of her family credit, said: "He took all of nine shillings in coarpers once on a time."

Would, for the family credit we could add, that it was achieved by his brother!

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