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stone-broke

[stohn-brohk] /ˈstoʊnˈbroʊk/
adjective
1.
having no money whatsoever.
Origin of stone-broke
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • I wish it would, because I'm stone-broke and haven't any more cartridges.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • For Sam was stone-broke, and a plush hat was further away than ever.

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • In the elegant phraseology of high society I am stone-broke.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke

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