on the broo

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.
See also: on
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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.
See also: on
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