buroo


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buroo

(bəˈruː; bruː)
n, pl -roos
1. (Social Welfare) the government office from which unemployment benefit is distributed
2. (Social Welfare) the unemployment benefit itself (esp in the phrase on the buroo)
[C20: from bureau]
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Meanwhile, decisions can cost teams titles, promotions, Euro places or relegation - ultimately sending managers to the buroo.
What the pair of them do in the next few weeks will decide whether they will finally get their feet under the decks at Ibrox and Tynecastle - or end up on the buroo before the Christmas cards are delivered.
EK(b)P Keskkomitee pleenumite ja buroo istungite protokollid Eesti NSV-s toimunud kultuurirevolutsiooni uurimise allikana (1944-1948) [On the activities of the Central Committee of the Estonian Communist Party in leading cultural work in the years 1944-1948].
If I was to lose the next two games, there will be nothing to discuss on my future because I'll be on the buroo and my golf handicap will go down to 10" - Walter Smith.
Sadly, staff went from selling burritos - they highly recommend that chicken and haggis combo - to signing on the buroo when the ceiling collapsed at their old premises on Lothian Road in Edinburgh.
ONCE upon a time Social Media was the weekly newsletter handed out when you signed on at the buroo.
Tallinn: Pohjamaade Ministrite Noukogu Infoburoo, Sotsiaalministeeriumi Vordoiguslikkuse Buroo, Eesti Avatud Uhiskonna Instituut.
This is fine if Daddy owns, say, a substantial chain of pubs, but not if he's on the buroo.