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in the dumper

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in the dumper

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  1. Bankrupt; ruined; insolvent; in the tub
  2. Lost; irretrievably forfeited or taken away: Fifteen years plus, and his pension, in the dumper (1970s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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