Definition of stony broke in English:

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British informal
  • Entirely without money: all his friends were stony broke friends of stony-broke Sir Charles Maugham are giving him bags of supermarket food
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    • He gave it to me - a stone-broke stranger - with instructions about how to put the money into his account when I got back to the capital, Jayapura.
    • I'm stone broke and they can't get enough - fines for this, fees for that.
    • Unexpectedly, however, they turned up a few days later when they were stone broke.

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