hard up




extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself.

the charity cares for destitute children

penniless,impoverished,poverty-stricken,poor,impecunious,indigent,down and out,pauperized,without a penny to one’s name,insolvent,ruined,needy,in need,in want,hard up,on the breadline,hard-pressed,deprived,disadvantaged,distressed,badly off,beggarly,beggared,on one’s uppers,up against it,broke,flat broke,strapped (for cash),without a brass farthing,without a bean,without a sou,as poor as a church mouse,on one’s beam-ends,stony broke,skint,boracic (lint),stone broke,without a red cent,on skid row,penurious

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