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be in the poorhouse

1. dated Literally, to live in a publicly-maintained institution for those who are poor. People aren't actually in the poorhouse anymore—this isn't Dickensian England.
2. By extension, to have no money. Usually used hyperbolically. With a mortgage payment that high, you guys will be in the poorhouse!
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end up in the poorhouse

1. dated Literally, to begin living in a publicly-maintained institution for those who are poor. People don't actually end up in the poorhouse anymore—this isn't Dickensian England.
2. By extension, to have no money. Usually used hyperbolically. With a mortgage payment that high, you guys will end up in the poorhouse!
See also: end, poorhouse, up

in the poorhouse

1. dated Literally, living in a publicly-maintained institution for those who are poor. People don't live in the poorhouse today—this isn't Dickensian England.
2. By extension, having no money. Usually used hyperbolically. With a mortgage payment that high, you guys will end up in the poorhouse!
See also: poorhouse

*in the poorhouse

 
1. Lit. in a (historical) communal dwelling for impoverished persons. (*Typically: live ~; end up ~.) He couldn't pay his debts and had to live in the poorhouse.
2. Fig. in a state of poverty. (*Typically: live ~; end up ~.) If I lose my job, we'll end up in the poorhouse.
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(2008) interpret the Minoritenweg cemetery as belonging to a poorhouse based on several lines of evidence.
Davis also called his production company Poorhouse and when he died, I organized a scholarship in his name and his widow allowed me to use it."
It's your daughters' actions that land them in jail, and your actions that are sending you to the poorhouse; God has nothing to do with it.
Destitute people could be denied benefits or admission to the poorhouse if they were judged to be immoral, lazy, alcoholic, quarrelsome, or a bad influence on others.
Nesbit's team and visit their world, and Rosalind even spends some time in an Edwardian poorhouse.
"The Poorhouse: Subsidized Housing in Chicago" by Chicago history and architecture expert Devereux Bowley, Jr., is a 288-page compendium providing a comprehensively detailed historical study of subsidized housing in the Chicago from 1895 down to the present time.
Businesses and households were living beyond their means; the nation was in hock, Micawber-style, and heading for the poorhouse.
Conclusion Clear form pick, but taking odds-on about a horse without any previous course experience is usually a quick route to the poorhouse. Lay.
The only nineteenth-century article specifically about the ugly law in the Chicago Tribune, written several days after the publication of the new ordinances, states that getting crippled beggars out of sight by putting them in the poorhouse "WILL BE A PUBLIC BENEFIT" (capitals in original) because they tend to be a "shock to the ordinary nerves." The law was one of many pieces of legislation designed to regulate the poor and therefore was popular rather than controversial.
amethysts from the Painter Farm, microclines from the Poorhouse quarry, clinochlore variety kammererite from the Scott mine, and others.
Later authors elaborated on the poorhouse's role in social control, arguing that the deplorable conditions in many institutions acted to deter the working class from asking for poor relief.
Emily Van Sheldon wants anything in the world to get out of the poorhouse, even if it means marrying only for profit.
It's safe to assume that losing a deposit won't put you in the poorhouse. You can avoid many mishaps simply by using reputable vendors; in addition, they may already have insurance that would reimburse you for losses.
ISTANBUL, Sep 4, 2009 (TUR) -- Turkish State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis attended a fast-breaking dinner at Istanbul's Darulaceze (poorhouse) on Thursday.
Once ashore, he approached a decaying building, formerly Newport's poorhouse, placed his hand on the dilapidated door and said: