land-poor

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land-poor

Owning a large amount of land that is unprofitable and being without the means to maintain it or capitalize on its fertility. My fool of a husband used our savings to buy a big plot of land out west, and we've been land-poor for the last 10 years as a result.
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With no business capacity, old and opinionated, he was land poor, and it was an open question which would arrive first, his death or bankruptcy.
But the MAGA man managed to land poor Scott McKenna in the soup, just by existing.
As Mansfield (2011: 26) writes, the labour intensive nature of poppy cultivation means that it 'provides opportunities for the land poor to either rent or sharecrop land'.
It proclaims to all who see and partake that land poor gardeners can contribute to the health and nutrition of their families.
* Vineyard owners who are land poor and under financial pressure now have an improved alternative to selling their property to developers.
discussed how "the engine of our prosperity is rooted in the consumption of raw land, and even though most municipalities are now land poor, they are being forced to engage in fiscal zoning because they depend on their own revenue to survive."
Unemployment stimulates activity that tends to land poor people in prison.
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