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stone-broke

[stohn-brohk]
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adjective
  1. having no money whatsoever.

Origin of stone-broke

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for stone-broke

Historical Examples

  • I wish it would, because I'm stone-broke and haven't any more cartridges.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills</p>

    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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