stone-broke


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stone-broke

(stōn′brōk′)
adj. Informal
Completely broke; having no money.
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stone-broke

adj
(Banking & Finance) a US and Canadian variant of stony-broke
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stone′-broke′



adj.
having no money whatsoever.
[1885–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stone-broke - lacking fundsstone-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"
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English dynasties had titles to offer but were stone-broke. American girls wanted an English title and had plenty of their own - or Daddy's - money.
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"I was absolutely stone-broke, I didn't have a pot to p*** in," The Mirror quoted Stewart as saying on Joy Behar's US chat show.