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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.
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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.
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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.
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London, Nov 28 (ANI): The organisers of the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales have gone broke owing millions of pounds.
SCOTLAND would have gone broke during the financial crisis had it not been part of the UK, Gordon Brown said yesterday.
According to a study by Ibbotson Associates, an investor starting in 1972 to withdraw at a rate of 9% a year from a portfolio of 60% large-company stocks and 40% intermediate-term bonds would have gone broke in 1981.
Turner estimates more than 1,000 owner/operators across Canada have gone broke and have permanently parked their rigs in the last year.
Maybe your broke diary is no memory, 'cause you're still broke right now and sitting in that bookstore chair planning on reading my whole book over a latte and scone instead of buying it." So begins The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke, a boisterously entertaining description of Angela Nissel's life.
Without a respected brand in Brazil, "there's no business," says Torbar, explaining that people are very skeptical because a lot of travel agencies have gone broke and left people stranded.
GORDON Brown told the country last night the "bottom line" was that banks would have gone broke without the pounds 500billion bail-out.
THE youth hostel where British schoolgirl Caroline Dickinson was raped and suffocated has gone broke.
No Home Secretary, with the possible exception of Roy Jenkins, has ever gone broke by promising to punish more and harder.