be cut off with a cent

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be cut off with a cent

dated cliché To be intentionally excluded or disinherited from someone's will or the fortune of one's family. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The young duke, having been cut off with a cent, sailed to Europe to seek a new life without the aid or influence of his family. My father never liked that I gave up medicine to become a writer, and so I was cut off with a cent when he died.
See also: cent, cut, off
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