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    broke to the wide

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I was damned glad to get the job, I can tell you, I was about broke to the wide when they took me on.

    broke to the wide = stony broke = flat broke

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: broke to the wide

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I was damned glad to get the job, I can tell you, I was about broke to the wide when they took me on.

    broke to the wide = stony broke = flat broke

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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