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be cut off without a penny
dated cliché To be intentionally excluded or disinherited from someone's will or the fortune of one's family. The young duke, having been cut off without a penny, 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 without a penny when he died.
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