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dead broke

adjective phrase

Totally without money; destitute (1842+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • And here we are, chummies, dead broke—not been able to make a bet.

  • He followed it up, and in less than a week he was dead broke.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • My sister and I are just as dead broke and down and out as you and your brother are.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • That is why I came here—to see them and get some money, if I could, for I am dead broke.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals Edward Stratemeyer
  • When I reached the mines I was dead broke, and went to work for somebody else.

    A Cousin's Conspiracy Horatio Alger
  • He could always get a job playing in saloons if he was dead broke.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather

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