down and out

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From down + out.

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down and out (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) In a condition of poverty or debility, especially as a result of experiencing a financial or personal setback.
    People who are down and out need some place to turn.
    "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" (blues standard by Jimmy Cox)

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