cut off with a shilling

cut off with a shilling

To be intentionally disinherited from a will by being bequeathed a single shilling rather than left nothing at all. Primarily heard in UK. My father never liked that I gave up medicine to become a writer, so he cut me off with a shilling when he died.
See also: cut, off, shilling
References in classic literature ?
I might get you turned out of house and home, and cut off with a shilling any day.