dead broke

dead broke

Having no money at all. Can we go out next week after I get paid? I'm just dead broke right now.
See also: broke, dead

dead broke

completely broke; without any money. I'm dead broke—not a nickel to my name. I've been dead broke for a month now.
See also: broke, dead

dead broke

mod. completely broke; without any money. I’m dead broke—not a nickel to my name.
See also: broke, dead
References in classic literature ?
So at last they got just about dead broke, and laid around the raft as she floated along, thinking and thinking, and never saying nothing, by the half a day at a time, and dreadful blue and desperate.
He's always turning up ashore dead broke, and even when he has some money he won't settle his bills.
I whisper, but there's one memory that stands out and that was the time when I was dead broke, it was around Christmas many years back, and I looked at a pair of new shoes through a shop window, 'No money Lord
Zimbabwe is dirt poor and dead broke, but its president, Robert Mugabe, is Africa's longest-ruling leader.
Shortly before she began her campaign, Hillary Clinton said that when they left the White House she and her husband were dead broke.
Stallone hadn't a penny to his name, he was a dead broke actor and he said to them, 'No, no, I have a deal with Chartoff-Winkler and they told me that if they agreed to make the movie, I would star in it and I'm not going to take your money.
Stallone hadn't a penny to his name, he was a dead broke actor, and he said to them, 'No, no, I have a deal with Chartoff-Winkler and they told me that if they agreed to make the movie I would star in it and I'm not going to take your money'.
At the time of their US tour in October 2012 Dead Broke Rekerds of Long Island agreed to release six Bear Trade songs on a limited cassette/download titled Hip Flask Life.
Dead broke with my degree in hand, I moved to North Carolina and joined the Drops.
We were broke, absolutely dead broke, and we wouldn't have had any money to participate if it hadn't been for this program," Wilson said.
I think we are beginning another "conceptual revolution" that will lead the progressive-thinking agent into extremely high earning and leave the marginal agent either dead broke or unable to support himself without a second job
The Grateful Dead broke almost every rule in the music industry book.
It's not so family-friendly anymore, especially after House Of The Dead broke the video game profanity record
I never sold the suit, not even when I was dead broke," he writes.