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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"He said: 'I have had my buroo money taken off me - it's just desperation.'" The court heard Porter had suffered a run of tragedies and had gone off the rails.
(14) "Walismaalaste" all buroo moistab isikuid, the bureau regards as "foreigners" those kes mingil pohjusel eisaa ela-da who whatever:AD reason:AD NEG SAA.CNG live-INF oma kodumaal ja elawad walisriikides (MED) own homeland:AD and live:3PL foreign_country:PL:INE 'The bureau regards as "foreigners" those who for whatever reason cannot live in their homeland and live abroads' Another important change is that, in addition to the personal modal constructions, agent-oriented generic-person modal constructions (15) emerge as a prominent subtype (25% in print media and 15% in fiction).
He said: "That was a load of poo in Peru and if it stays like this they'll soon be on the buroo. It's not a cap these Scotland players should be given, it's a mask."
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].
[Monitoring of integration in Estonian society 2008.] Tallinn: Integratsiooni Sihtasutus ja Rahvastikuministri Buroo.
"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.
"He said 'I have had my buroo money taken off me - it's just desperation.'" Porter was spotted trying to jemmy open the parking meter outside the campus building.
Jags punters are queueing up to offer him a lift to the buroo.
ONCE upon a time Social Media was the weekly newsletter handed out when you signed on at the buroo.