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Idioms for broke
- to become destitute of money or possessions.
- to go bankrupt: In that business people are forever going broke.
Origin of broke
Words nearby broke
Example sentences from the Web for broke
Then he moved to New York, worked as a business analyst, went broke.Football is back in Happy Valley. The coronavirus never left.|Kent Babb|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
You could lose everything, including that solid business, and end up broke and living in a culvert beneath a freeway.
Irma, after all, broke weather records for how powerful and sustained it was.Political rhetoric may impact your hurricane preparedness|Ula Chrobak|September 11, 2020|Popular Science
“We broke off shortly after because we were more ambitious,” says Lean.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And then it broke down, and the woman says, 'I'm sorry, but we have to fix the internet, so it's down for the rest of the flight.'
So what if she broke two ribs a couple years ago; so did Jack Bauer —perhaps twice.
Michonne broke the news and GREATM swooped in to the rescue, or so they thought.The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale Shocker: A Cherished Character Meets a Grisly End|Melissa Leon|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rocker posted a rambling video on his Facebook page claiming he's broke and penniless.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn|Marlow Stern|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had extraordinary luck at Baden: broke the bank several nights, and was the fable of the place.The History of Pendennis|William Makepeace Thackeray
It broke out in 1472, and had swept off a great number of the inhabitants before the end of the year, including the mayor.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
He broke off, but when I would have spoken interrupted me with: And so you were on the Pamunkey all this while!By order of the company|Mary Johnston
"Now I am going to ask a question," broke in Miss Betty's voice.The Black Moth|Georgette Heyer
The term "broke her leg" was used to convey the meaning of pregnancy.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for broke
Idioms and Phrases with broke
see flat broke; go broke; go for (broke); if it ain't broke don't fix it. Also see under break.