Expression: “With one hand behind and the other in front” – stated of someone destitute.
in an impoverished state (fafter once being wealthy)
Expression: “with the rod in his hand.” – stated of someone poor.
Expression: penniless, poor.
Expression: like a dog at an abattoir, covered with blood but starved to death – stated of someone who deals with other people’s money but is himself poor.
A. To become shabby in appearance. B. To fall on hard times. C. To make an error.
Impoverished, no longer in force.
An instance of poverty, misery.
Poor, in need of money.
Poor (diminutive of fqir)
To become poorer.
A poor person.
Expression: As poor as Job – stated to describe a very poor person.
To become impoverished.
State of poverty, impoverishment.
To starve, impoverish somebody.
Hungry, needy, starving.
Famine, poverty, scarcity.
- Sponging on other people.
- Living from hand to mouth.
Famine, hunger, poverty, misery, oppression.
Expression: ‘He needs twelve third farthings to make up a penny.’ In other words the person is penniless.
Proverb:’ For the poor man, the moon is a lantern and onions are apples.’