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dirt poor

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdirt poorˌdirt ˈpoor adjective informal 🔊 🔊 POORextremely poor
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dirt poorStill, it is a place rich in history and heritage, even if it is dirt poor in almost everything else.Vitro knows all about being dirt poor in the rural South and growing up in a broken home.
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