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stone broke

Syllabification: stone broke

Definition of stone broke in English:

adjective

North American informal
Entirely without money.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • After Johnny has been killed and the stone-broke woman takes off with her ostracisable daughter for an uncertain future, they stagger drunkenly into the empty apartment, the creditors having removed the furniture.
  • By the end of the day, her claim on him elapses so he can marry the wealthy Baroness rather than the stone-broke Princess.

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