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Chinese (Simplified) translation 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
橱柜空空;家里一点吃的都没有了;没钱(做某事)
I'd like to help you out with your expenses, Paul, but I'm afraid the cupboard is bare.
保罗,我倒是想帮助你分担费用,不过恐怕我也是两手空空。
Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryPoverty and poor
(Definition of the cupboard is bare from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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