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on the buroo

In receipt of social welfare or unemployment benefit. ("buroo" is shortened slang for "bureau," a colloquial term for the Labour Exchange where residents received welfare payments.) After being on the buroo for several months, I'm looking forward to getting back to work.
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This is a lad who was on the buroo in Dublin just three years ago and now he's a global superstar.
Kuna kinnipeetavate too oli ebaefektiivne ja tehase ehitus kuulutati uleliiduliseks komsomoli lookehituseks, lopetati ENSV Ministrite Noukogu ning EKP Keskkomitee Buroo 1.
I've had manual labour jobs, I was a handyman in a railway station depot and I've been on the buroo about 5000 times.
There were tens of thousands on the buroo and little resentment of those who made a few bob on the side to help their struggling families.
It occupies the ground floor of one of Perth's old mills and is next door to the Premier Inn which, Stevie informed me, was most recently the buroo office.
Do folk who diddle the buroo or the taxman get to say: "Whoops.
I suppose reality might come a bit closer when I sign on at the Buroo on Monday.
What kind of world is it when a single mum who cheats on her buroo form for pounds 30 a week goes to prison when he gets away with a much bigger abuse?
So I reckon I'll get some practice for when I'm on the buroo and being a pundit by giving my views on this week's big European match, Juventus versus Manchester United.
Inter are not just flaunting the rules, they are taking the dosh from the buroo and using it to fund a shopping spree.
juunil 1982 vottis EKP KK buroo oma Soome TV vastast voitlust juhtiva otsusega "Kodanliku televisiooni poolt vabariigi elanikele avaldatava moju neutraliseerimisest" kasutusele rea abinousid auditooriumi paremaks tundmaoppimiseks ja seelabi soovituste ning ettepanekute saamiseks, et koordineerida- organiseerida vastupropaganda ja kodanliku televisiooni moju neutraliseerimist; tuli asutada Teleraadiokomitee Informatsiooni- ja Arvutuskeskus (IAK).