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English definition of “the cupboard is bare”

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the cupboard is bare

used to say that there is no food in a house or that there is no money, etc. available: I'd like to help you out, Paul, but I'm afraid the cupboard is bare.
Translations of “the cupboard is bare”
in Chinese (Traditional) 櫥櫃空空, 家裡一點吃的都沒有了, 沒錢(做某事)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 橱柜空空, 家里一点吃的都没有了, 没钱(做某事)…
(Definition of the cupboard is bare from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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