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A person who is completely without money, means, support, or prospects; an indigent person. His crippling drug addiction left him a down-and-outer, begging for change on the sidewalk. Many of these homeless people have been down-and-outers for years, with no prospects of finding work or permanent shelter. OK, you need to calm down! Yes, you lost some money when the stock market crashed, but that doesn't mean you're doomed to become a down-and-outer.
A person who is destitute or otherwise devoid of any resources. Sarah started a nonprofit organization dedicated to help the down-and-outers in her city.
on the outer
informal Ostracized or rejected. Primarily heard in Australia. Once the nasty rumor's origin was traced back to me, I found myself on the outer with most of the girls in my class. Sad as it sounds, I've found that money is the best way to avoid being on the outer in this line of work.
One part of the inside of the Earth (as opposed to the Earth's "inner core"). All right class, what can you tell me about the Earth's outer core?
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