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    idiom

    Dear teacher:
    one of my friends used this,'I am down in/at my heels.' what does this mean? My friend says it means,' I am broke.' Is this right?

    thanks.

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    Re: idiom

    If you're down in/at heel, you are broke. The idea behind the idiom is that you don't have the money to repair your shoes or buy new ones, so the heels are worn down.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/referenc...n+at+heel.html

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