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dirt-poor

Very poor. That actress may be wealthy now, but she was dirt-poor as a child.
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Loads of people were dirt poor and if you weren't killed by the plague, the flu or childbirth, hanged for being a vagrant, or murdered by one of the ruffian gangs who hung out on the heath and drank nothing but beer, you could go home to your smoke-filled hovel and fumble around in the dark because you couldn''t afford candles.
She describes the family as "dirt poor", and they grew up on a rundown plantation at Locust Ridge.
You are either rich or dirt poor, there s no middle class."
"He was world-famous but dirt poor, and he once showed up at the White House drunk."
As a result in 2010 dirt poor South Africa spent pounds 3.1 billion on the World Cup and for that got about pounds 350 million from foreign tourists and a load of empty stadiums collecting tumbleweed, while FIFA made pounds 405 million profit - that we know of.
Already dirt poor, Yemen will desperately need economic resuscitation when and if the current crisis can be overcome.
Her family was, as she described them, dirt poor. She's often talked of her family''s shortness of money in her songs, notably Coat of Many Colors which she says is still her favourite song to sing.
Many of the 2.5 million people flooded out in that dirt poor country last July (10 times the number who've been hit in Australia) are still waiting for the flood water to recede.
"The orphanages are dirt poor," Jeanne Gunning, Grace's mother, said.
Brunson was born dirt poor in a Texas town with a population of more or less 100.
It takes lots of clay to cover acres of landfill, and Hansen said Short Mountain tends to be "dirt poor." The county scraped up more than 300,000 cubic yards of clay when it created the nearby Quamash Prairie wetland mitigation area, and that's being used to cap the landfill's original two cells.
The son of a west Texas sharecropper, Unruh grew up unsophisticated and dirt poor. His background became a cornerstone for his lifelong concerns for the poor and those who suffered racial discrimination.
Iqbal said the court decision closed the door on any peace talks to end nearly 40 years of conflict that has killed more than 120,000 people, displaced 2 million and kept one of the most resource-rich regions of the country dirt poor.
Musical Numbers: "Up Ahead," "Endless Sky," "Dirt Poor," "Old Enough," "Land Office Brawl," "Make It Home," "Country Girls," "I Can Rock," "Good," "Uncle Sam, Where Are You?" "Lone Tree/Tin Cup," "I'll Be Your Eyes," "Almost Wheat," "Go Like the Wind," "Almost Wheat" (reprise), "I'll Be Your Eyes" (reprise), "Here's to the Soot!" "Without an Enemy," "Good" (reprise), "Faster," "Teach the Wind," "Faster (Part II)," "Farmer Boy," "Comes the Thaw," "Without an Enemy" (reprise), "The Prairie Moves," "Farmer Boy" (reprise), "Wild Child," "Faster/Endless Sky" (reprise), "Finale."
A large banner behind the check-in counter reads, "No Emergency Services." So, in case of an emergency, you'd better have insurance or lots of cash or be dirt poor, because the VAMC is a long way off and the locals are funny about VA cards.