dirt-poor

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dirt-poor (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) In a condition of extreme poverty.
    • 1975 Aug. 18, "Religion: Blood and Land," Time:
      In recent months, the dirt-poor peasants of Honduras have invaded farms and blockaded bridges to force the government to fulfill its promises.
    • 2007 Aug. 4, "A critical election for ‘the best dressed man in Turkey’," The Week, 625, 16:
      A few years ago it was a dirt-poor outpost populated by rural migrants.

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