- in need of ready money while owning much land.
Origin of land-poor
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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The steam thresher would amaze some of our overworked, land-poor farmers.A Truthful Woman in Southern California
- owning much unprofitable land and lacking the money to maintain its fertility or improve it
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