flat broke

idiom

: not having any money at all
I'm flat broke.

Examples of flat broke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her family’s sizable investment came up flat broke. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 Simmons said many of the neighbors are flat broke, so at present the services are free. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 20 Aug. 2020

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“Flat broke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flat%20broke. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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