dirt-poor


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dirt-poor

(dûrt′po͝or′)
adj.
Extremely poor; impoverished.

dirt-poor

adj
chiefly US extremely poor
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5million acres of crops in the dirt-poor north African nation of Mauritania.
That dirt-poor, run-down, corrupt little state which he came from - and which so well matches his own character.
99) No-one grieved more over the death of Bob Marley than his mother Cedella Booker, and this revealing account of his dirt-poor beginning, colourful love-life and lasting musical influence will delight all Marley fans.
South Korean sources say Kim, 30, has ordered imports of luxury western baby products into dirt-poor North Korea to pamper both his lovechild and his daughter.
Kelley seemingly has amassed 25 years worth of allegations and criticisms in 524 pages and managed to tell, tacky and titillating parts aside, an instructive tale about what it took for a dirt-poor black kid (well, maybe not so dirt poor) from Kosciusko, Miss.
Military means alone would not suffice in Afghanistan, he said, promising of a better life for dirt-poor Afghans.
Even after being cast as a simian (in ``Planet of the Apes''), a witch (``Big Fish''), the mother of a dirt-poor London family (``Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'') and a hopeful murdered bride with a maggot living in her eye socket (``Corpse Bride''), actress Helena Bonham Carter insists her boyfriend, director Tim Burton, ``isn't that eccentric.
Abashidze, who lives in luxury while his 400,000 subjects are dirt-poor, is doing his bit for the tiny province's ship-building industry.
After all, if a dirt-poor, blind child from rural Georgia can grow up to be one of the shaping forces of 20th-century music, why bet against the biopic that lionizes him?
The challenger, who spends his days in his hometown of Barranquilla working in a warehouse, didn't turn professional until the age of 24 to help support a dirt-poor family in opressive surroundings.
My husband got out of the service, we were dirt-poor and all we had was separation pay,'' said Haas, a petite, spry lady with a twinkle in her blue eyes.
IN deepest Oklahoma, dirt-poor farmhand Ken and his wife Edna go to the state fair every summer.