shot to the curb

shot to the curb

1. slang Discarded, abandoned, or dismissed. Nearly 200 employees were shot to the curb as the company tried to compensate for another year of low sales. When I found out my friends had been lots of things without me, it just felt like I had been shot to the curb.
2. slang Rendered broken, ruined, or inoperable. My nerves have been completely shot to the curb since the car accident. Our plans were shot to the curb when the boss announced that the budget was being cut in half.
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shot to the curb

mod. without money or a place to live; living in the gutter; down and out. (Alluding to being on the streets.) I’m totally out of bills, man. Shot to the curb.
See also: curb, shot
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My students would come up to me and say these strange things, like, 'I couldn't turn in my homework because I was shot to the curb,'" Frey says.