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Broke

Meaning/Usage: To have no money

Explanation: "Broke" is an informal way of saying "broken."  Long time ago broken was defined as "having no money" or to "become bankrupt, to fail."  Although the meaning long time ago meant bankrupt, it is used regularly just to express you don't have any money at that moment.

"I'm flat broke."
"I can't afford to buy that television.  I'm totally broke."
"I can't pay my bills.  I'm broke."

A:  "Let's go see a movie."
B:  "I can't.  I barely have enough money for food.  I'm broke until my next paycheck."

Other Common Sentences

"I don't have any money."
"I don't even have a dime to spare."

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