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English definition of “the cupboard is bare”

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.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryPoverty and poor
(Definition of the cupboard is bare from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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