go broke

idiom

informal
: to spend or lose all of one's money
He went broke after he lost his job.
The company could go broke if the economy doesn't improve soon.

Examples of go broke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To to avoid having people go broke, being taken to the hospital and the. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022 These lower figures don’t mean healthcare providers would suddenly go broke. Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2021 Golfers also might not go broke chasing their dream. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 21 May 2021 The focus needs to shift away from dyeing stuff pink in October, and toward the year-round effort of helping fewer people die or go broke trying to stay alive. Meredith C. Carroll, The Week, 2 Oct. 2017 Bell believed that allowing Salomon to go broke would take down other Wall Street firms. Christopher Leonard, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2021 The idea is that a gambler playing long enough against another player with much deep pockets will eventually go broke. Star Tribune, 21 Oct. 2020 Most restaurants go broke sooner rather than later. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, 12 June 2020 And when humans go broke, animals often pay the price. Carol Mithers, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Go broke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20broke. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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