Origin of down-and-out
Examples from the Web for down-and-out
It is Ma who refuses to abandon the down-and-out Wilson family even though their company may slow the journey west.
The Oscars also like down-and-out characters and misunderstood geniuses, both of which tend to beget low-talkers.
But their impact on their down-and-out political parties may turn out to be nearly identical.
There was business to be managed—no dillydallying in this day and generation, unless one would join the down-and-out club!Making People Happy|Thompson Buchanan
Had about as much sympathy for a down-and-out, Steele did, as you'd find milk in a turnip.Shorty McCabe on the Job|Sewell Ford
A man's a millionaire to-day and a member of the down-and-out club to-morrow.Jack and the Check Book|John Kendrick Bangs
But that was nothin' to the down-and-out slump I found him in next night, when I goes around for my writin' lesson and so on.Torchy|Sewell Ford
I went on down the street feeling almost like a man again and not a down-and-out ex-convict.Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2|John Wilson Townsend