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fuel poor
 adj.— «It is estimated that by Christmas 6m households will be defined as “fuel poor”—spending more than 10% of their income on gas and electricity. The prospect of the government fulfilling its 2001 pledge to eradicate fuel poverty now looks about as likely as Gordon Brown winning the next election.» —“Dithering ministers saddle us with an energy crunch” by Jill Kirby Times (London, United Kingdom) Aug. 3, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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