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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.
(Definition of the cupboard is bare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the cupboard is bare”
in Chinese (Simplified) 橱柜空空, 家里一点吃的都没有了, 没钱(做某事)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 櫥櫃空空, 家裡一點吃的都沒有了, 沒錢(做某事)…
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