stony-broke


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stony-broke

adj
slang Brit completely without money; penniless. US and Canadian term: stone-broke
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stony-broke - lacking fundsstony-broke - lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
Translations

stony-broke

[ˈstəʊnɪˈbrəʊk] ADJ to be stony-broke (Brit) → estar sin un duro, estar pelado, estar sin un peso (LAm)

stony-broke

[ˌstəʊnɪˈbrəʊk] adj (fam) to be stony-brokeessere al verde, essere in bolletta
References in classic literature ?
You never struck two such stony-broke cusses in yer life
The next day, stony-broke Tracy turns up at Better Buys to discover her stock totally trashed with red paint tossed over the walls.
IT'S too cold to go out and, to add to the fun, we're stony-broke, so we need a treat to cheer us up.
Next Saturday, Chelsea will be dreaming of a Double or a consolation FA Cup win when they face stony-broke Portsmouth at Wembley.
Westminster has always maintained Wales and Scotland have been a burden; now they are stony-broke surely it would be a good time to offload.