on the broo

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.
See also: on

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.
See also: on