down-and-out

down-and-out
down-and-out down-and-out adj. 1. impoverished; -- usually implying a state of dejection as well. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. physically weak.

Syn: down-and-out. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • down-and-out — n. a person who is destitute; as, he tried to help the down and out. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down-and-out — adjective Date: 1901 1. destitute, impoverished 2. physically weakened or incapacitated • down and out or down and outer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • down and out — {adj. phr.} Without money; without a job or home; broke. * /Poor Sam lost his job after his wife had left him; he is really down and out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down and out — {adj. phr.} Without money; without a job or home; broke. * /Poor Sam lost his job after his wife had left him; he is really down and out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • down-and-outer — noun see down and out …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • In and out — In In, adv. 1. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go in and out — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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