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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What is even worse now is the addition of all the 'downand-out', dirt-poor countries that previously were satellite states of the old Soviet empire.
What is even worse now is the addition to Europe of all the "down and out", dirt-poor countries that previously were satellite states of the old Soviet empire.
The story rolls right along, focusing on dirt-poor Johnny (and his pet chicken, named Pestilence and Famine), who, after a series of misfortunes, shows kindness to an old beggar woman.
The story tells the story of a of William Stoner, a dirt-poor farmer turned academic, who emerges as an unlikely existential hero while making his way through the first half of the 20th century.
A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar.
The victims are dirt-poor and the families they left behind are as fearful as they can get.
Born in Poland in 1910, Lowe went from dirt-poor but savvy New York teen to hardworking traveling salesman in the Depression-era Deep South to hugely successful game developer; in addition to Yahtzee and bingo, he was the man behind many magnetized board gamesthe ancestors of the ones our kids play in the car.
Jane is saddled with grief, a dirt-poor farm and a wounded husband called Ham, the underused Noah Emmerich.
Taking a cue from the likes of Dangerous Minds and Coach Carter, the true story stars Kevin Costner as a PE teacher who, after getting a job in the dirt-poor Californian town of McFarland, forms a squad of runners from seven of his poorest Mexican pupils.
Taking a cue from the likes of Coach Carter, Dangerous Minds and Gridiron Gang, the true story stars Kevin Costner as a PE teacher who, after accepting a position in the dirt-poor Californian town of McFarland, forms a squad of runners from seven of his poorest Mexican pupils.
In intimate, surreal scenes, he introduces us to Chinese oil workers, a British land mine detonator, drunk UN peacemakers, Texan missionaries, and Western businessmen who have no qualms getting rich off a dirt-poor country.
The father made the comments after a string of politicians descended on the dirt-poor village in Budaun district of UP amid growing uproar over the attacks.