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down–and–out

adjective

: very poor and without hope : having no money, job, etc.

Full Definition of DOWN-AND-OUT

2
:  physically weakened or incapacitated
down–and–out or down–and–outer noun

First Known Use of DOWN-AND-OUT

1901

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