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stony-broke

adjective
  1. British slang completely without money; pennilessUS and Canadian term: stone-broke
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  • And now I'll be as good as stony-broke for the next two years.

    Tom Gerrard

    Louis Becke

  • As I jokingly said to my missus, I should soon be stony-broke.

  • You see, I've not been by way of doin' this long—but what's a fellow to do when he's stony-broke?

  • "I'm stony-broke, you see," he explained with increased bitterness.

    The Crime Doctor

    Ernest William Hornung