go broke

go broke

To no longer have any money. I'm going to go broke if I have to pay any more medical bills this month! I'm surprised his business went broke—I really thought it was poised for success.
See also: broke, go
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go broke

to completely run out of money and other assets. This company is going to go broke if you don't stop spending money foolishly. I made some bad investments last year, and it looks as if I may go broke this year.
See also: broke, go
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go broke

Also, go bust. Undergo financial collapse, lose most or all of one's money. For example, The company's about to go broke, or The producer of that movie went bust. The first expression dates from the mid-1600s; the second, slangier variant dates from the mid-1800s.
See also: broke, go
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in classic literature ?
Other sourdoughs, who had struck it rich in excess of all their dreams, shook their heads gloomily, warned him that he would go broke, and declined to invest in so extravagant a venture.
you great go broke If you're worried you've been stitched up by a dodgy retailer, speak to your local Trading Standards officer - they're based in the council offices.
It really is a strange country which can subsidise banks with tens of billions of euro yet can't subsidise a public transport system whose management keep claiming they will go broke if they pay decent wages.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States will go broke by the Obama administration's policy of making new wars around the world, former US congressman Ron Paul said.
The Department of Transportation estimates the federal Highway Trust Fund, which bankrolls 52% of annual state spending on highway, bridge and transit construction, will go broke at the end of August.
DAVA channel failing to sign Kerry Katona and Martine McCutcheon for 24 Hours To Go Broke.
They need to raise this money -- the banks need to be recapitalised or they'll go broke."
Does the writer believe it's better for the banks to be in the red and go broke?
Sixty percent of NBA players go broke within five years of retirement.
It's natural to become frustrated, but what separates the good players from the bad is the ability to control this frustration and not go broke.
A RECORD 150,000 people will go broke next year as unemployment soars, an expert has claimed.
Floors 2 Go broke regulations by using a storage unit to sell wooden and laminate floors from.
I would go broke if I tried to come up with my own patent."