house poor

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house poor

Having the majority of one's income going towards the high costs of one's home, such as mortgage or rent, property tax, utilities, etc., leaving very little money remaining for other expenditures. I love our home, but neither of us can really afford this high rent, and it's making us rather house poor as a result.
See also: house, poor
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As you featured on your pet page last week, she runs a rescue home for English bull terriers and spent PS2,000 bringing home poor Eric from a refugee camp Turkey.
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You join the conspiracy, just hoping they won't give the game away, because you know that when they get home poor mum will crack the whip and make sure they eat healthily and go to bed on time-just like you used to do.
Instead of easy-to-comprehend slogans designed for ordinary voters like you and me, the leaders of the shadow opposition are contemplating such reforms as "Support Fair Wages with Good Benefits so No One Goes to Work Every Day and Comes Home Poor and Dependent on Public Services.