Definition of cupboard in English:

cupboard

Syllabification: cup·board
Pronunciation: /ˈkəbərd
 
/

noun

Phrases

the cupboard is bare

There are no resources or money available for a particular purpose.
More example sentences
  • Second, Obama could be constrained by a simple fact: the cupboard is bare.
  • The cupboard is bare, we've given all we've got.
  • The cupboard is bare, the tank is empty.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a table or sideboard on which cups, plates, etc., were displayed): from cup + board.

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