WORD FOCUS: poor WORD FOCUS: poor be hard up/be brokealsobe skintBrE informalto have very little money at the present time and be unable to buy the things that you want destitutehaving no money and nowhere to live, especially because something terrible has happened poverty-strickenvery poor ➔ See alsopoor
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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