Synonyms and Antonyms of out at elbows
wearing torn or worn-out clothes
- He was a bit out at elbows until the church took him in.
lacking money or material possessions
- The family was out at the elbows, yet did what they could to help others.
beggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor, down-and-out, famished, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needful, needy, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty-stricken, skint [chiefly British], threadbare
deprived, disadvantaged, dispossessed, unaffluent, underprivileged
bankrupt, bankrupted, bust (or busted), insolvent
depressed, distressed, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, pinched, poorish, reduced, straitened
cash-strapped, low, short, tapped out
affluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do