English version

Old Mother Hubbard

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishOld Mother HubbardˌOld Mother ˈHubbard  a character in a nursery rhyme (=an old song or poem for young children): Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard, to get her poor dog a bone; but when she came there the cupboard was bare, and so the poor dog had none. The expression ‘the cupboard is bare’ is sometimes used about a situation in which a person, organization, or government has no money left.
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