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on the broo

In receipt of social welfare or unemployment benefits. ("Broo" is colloquial slang for "bureau," a term for the Labour Exchange, the source for welfare payments.) Primarily heard in Scotland. 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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