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shatting on one's uppers

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shatting on one's uppers

adjective phrase

Entirely out of money; broke: She has to blow and she's shatting on her uppers

[1894+; fr shat, humorous past-tense form of shit, and uppers, ''shoes so worn they have no soles'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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