stone-broke

stone-broke
adjective
lacking funds
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`skint' is a British slang term

Syn: ↑broke, ↑bust, ↑skint, ↑stony-broke
Similar to: ↑poor

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: completely broke : lacking funds

could smile at being stone-broke till the hundred a week came in — Leonard Merrick

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/stohn"brohk"/, adj.
having no money whatsoever.
[1885-90]

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stone-broke see ↑stony-broke below.
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Main Entry:stone

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stone-broke «STOHN BROHK», adjective.
Slang. totally without funds; penniless; ruined; stony. Also, stony-broke.

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adj. informal entirely without money

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • stone-broke — • stone broke • dead broke • flat broke adj informal Having no money; penniless. Jill wanted to go to the movies but she was stone broke. The man gambled and was soon flat broke …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stone-broke — [stōn′brōk′] adj. [ STONE + BROKE] Slang having no money at all; penniless …   English World dictionary

  • stone-broke — stone′ broke′ adj. having no money whatsoever • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • stone broke — mod. completely broke. □ I’m sorry, I’m stone broke. Can I send you a check? □ What could I do? She was stone broke …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stone-broke — or[dead broke] or[flat broke] {adj.}, {informal} Having no money; penniless. * /Jill wanted to go to the movies but she was stone broke./ * /The man gambled and was soon flat broke./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stone-broke — or[dead broke] or[flat broke] {adj.}, {informal} Having no money; penniless. * /Jill wanted to go to the movies but she was stone broke./ * /The man gambled and was soon flat broke./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stone-broke — having no money He was stone broke after he came back from his holiday in Greece …   Idioms and examples

  • stone-broke — /stoʊn ˈbroʊk/ (say stohn brohk) adjective Colloquial → stony broke …  

  • stone-broke — /stohn brohk /, adj. having no money whatsoever. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Stone-broke — having no money whatever …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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