dead broke

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.
Microsoft is pleased that iFilm and Globix chose to broadcast the online premier of Dead Broke using Windows Media 4.
We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,'' Clinton said.
Not so long ago I was dead broke," he tells me, "I didn't have two pennies to rub together.
As the first feature to premiere on the internet, Edward Vilga's film DEAD BROKE (Paul Sorvino, Jill Hennessy) received nearly a million hits on iFilm over 24 hours, while only a few thousand viewers were able to see the film.
Coming during a period when the county has been dead broke nearly every year, the deal has saved countless jobs and programs, Davis said.
I saved a bundle on the tickets, which says a lot since most college students are dead broke.
The 51-year-old one-time bank clerk, who was all but dead broke less than a decade ago, has emerged as one of Britain's richest men.
Everyone knows the story where I was dead broke and I held out to star in Rocky.
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.
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
It's not so family-friendly anymore, especially after House Of The Dead broke the video game profanity record