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be flat broke

slang To have no money. Primarily heard in US. I get paid next week, so can we go out to dinner then? I'm just flat broke right now. I'm flat broke once again and don't know how I'm going to pay my rent.
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be flat ˈbroke

(British English also be stony ˈbroke) (informal) have no money at all: I’m afraid I can’t come away with you this weekend — I’m flat broke!
See also: broke, flat
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He concluded his first letter to the Library as follows: So, simply, I have thousands of pages of manuscripts written over the last ten years, correspondence with most of the poets + writers in Australia, and I am flat broke. Could you enquire please whether the Library is at all interested in buying some or all of my pile of manuscripts.