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.
The fact is, I'm dead broke. I've lost everything since I saw you last.
He's always turning up ashore dead broke, and even when he has some money he won't settle his bills.
If you gotta pay to play, then we're dead broke now.
NCAA athletes are some of the most talented and famous on the planet, but a shocking amount of them are dead broke. And while they're struggling, NCAA officials are making millions upon millions of dollars per year.
"We came out of the White House not only dead broke but millions of dollars in debt," said Hillary Clinton.
THE fiancee of a man who was shot dead broke down in tears yesterday as she recalled the moment a gunman burst into their home.
Manafort offered to work for Trump for free -- he eagerly sought the job -- but it turns out that he was dead broke at the time.
Manafort offered to work for Trump for free he eagerly sought the job but it turns out that he was dead broke at the time.
Manafort offered to work for Trump for free, but it turns out that he was dead broke at the time.
I look down at the floor, and swear I can see my shoes and boots grinning at each other, 'Lots of memories Bob?' 'Yes!' 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!' I'd whispered.
A scathing audit of city finances issued by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warned that Niagara Falls would be dead broke and unable to make payroll by some point in December of this year, and that the difference between the 2018 Dyster-proposed budget and actual revenue coming in from property taxes, state and federal aid and other sources would create a $12 million shortfall.
Zimbabwe is dirt poor and dead broke, but its president, Robert Mugabe, is Africa's longest-ruling leader.
And Clinton declaring her and Bill were "dead broke" leaving the White House in 1996.
Shortly before she began her campaign, Hillary Clinton said that when they left the White House she and her husband were dead broke. If so, they recovered quickly: Bill and Hillary Clinton are believed to be worth well over $100 million, all of it made since they left the White House and most of it through astronomical speaking fees.