not have a red cent(redirected from didn't have a red cent)
not have a red cent
To be extremely poor; to have very little or no money to spend. During college, when I didn't have a red cent, I survived off of ramen noodles for months at a time. They used to be so well off, but the economy crashed and their business closed, and they don't have a red cent anymore.
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not have a red ˈcent(American English, informal) have no money at all: I wish I could come with you, but I don’t have a red cent at the moment. OPPOSITE: (be) rolling in it/money
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