cut (one) off without a shilling

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cut (one) off without a shilling

To exclude or disinherit one from someone's will or the fortune of one's family. Primarily heard in UK. My parents have threatened to cut me off without a shilling once I turn 30, so I really need to find a job. If you continue to fight with your mother like this, she may just cut you off without a shilling.
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cut off without a shilling

dated cliché Intentionally excluded or disinherited from someone's will or the fortune of one's family. Primarily heard in UK. The young duke, cut off without a shilling, sailed to America to seek a new life without the aid or influence of his family. My father never liked that I gave up medicine to become a writer, so I was cut off without a shilling when he died.
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