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on the broo

In receipt of social welfare or unemployment benefit. ("Broo" is shortened slang for "bureau," a colloquial term for the Labour Exchange where residents received welfare payments.) After being on the broo for several months, I'm looking forward to getting back to work.
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on the broo

claiming unemployment benefit. Scottish informal
Broo , also spelt buroo , is a colloquial alteration of bureau , meaning a labour exchange or social security office.
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Largely because of the performance of Anne Hathaway, Broo klyn-bor n, though conscious of her English name - called after Shakespeare's wife - and the daughte r of an actress too.
Senior partner Andrew Thompson will be joined by Martin Shaw and Charles Broo in the new practice to be called Thompson Shaw Associates.
In the veterans section it was Broo Rimmer (Southport) first with a plus of 18m 41s from his actual 1.
Local sportscaster, Ken Broo, will emcee the event.
In the recent poll to honour outstanding sports people from the area, the Southport club placed Jim Henderson, four times national hill climb champion as male sportsman of the year and Broo Rimmer as winner of the veteran class.
Tearful Gretna owner Broo Mileson and boss Rowan Alexander exchange hugs on the pitch at full-time.
Best veteran on standard was Broo Rimmer (Southport CC) with plus 7m 46s from his actual 25.
ONE in 12 people in Scotland are on the sick, with another hundred thousand on the broo.
That contract runs out in January and Linn may again be faced with the bitter taste of the broo.
They decided long ago that earning a living was for mugs and laugh all the way to the broo at the saddos who work nine to five.
The post became vacant in December last year when Broos lost his job for several reasons, including failure to qualify the African champions for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Les cinq representants du continent africain au Mondial de Russie ontemerge du lot lors des eliminatoires de la zone, mais je demeure persuadequ'elles ne peuvent pas jouer un role majeur lors de la phase finale", aindique Hugo Broos dans un entretien accorde a Sport Foot Magazine.
YAOUNDE: Cameroon have fired coach Hugo Broos less than a year after he led the country to the African Nations Cup title and two months short of the end of his two-year contract.