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English definition of “down-and-out”

down-and-out

adjective     /ˌdaʊn.əˈnaʊt/
C2 having no luck, no money, and no opportunities: a down-and-out loser Nobody loves you when you're down and out.HomelessnessUnemploymentPoverty and poor down-and-out     noun [C] UK a person who has no money and no homeHomelessness
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