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. 2001.

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  • Down and out — may refer to: In film and television: Down and Out in Paris and London, a 1933 semi autobiographical book by George Orwell Down and Out in Beverly Hills, a 1986 American comedy film Down and Out in America, a 1986 documentary film on poverty in… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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 — {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

  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills — Theatrical release poster Directed by Paul Mazursky …   Wikipedia

  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom —   …   Wikipedia

  • Down and Out in Paris and London — For the album, see Down and Out in Paris and London (album). Down and Out in Paris and London   …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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