stony broke

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From stony (like a stone) + broke, after earlier stone broke.

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stony broke (not comparable)

  1. (Britain and Australia, slang) Alternative form of broke: without any money.
    • 1890, Albert Barrère & al., A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon, and Cant, Vol. II, p. 120:
      He had arrived at a crisis of impecuniosity compared to which the small circumstance of being pebble-beached and stony-broke might be described as comparative affluence.

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