on one's uppers

on one's uppers informal extremely short of money.
Main Entry: upper

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  • on one's uppers — phrasal : in straitened circumstances : at the end of one s means doing his own laundry, and that … indicates he was on his uppers Hal White * * * on one s uppers 1. With soles worn off one s shoes 2. Very short of money • • • Main Entry: ↑up * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • on one's uppers — idi inf on one s uppers, Informal. poor; without means …   From formal English to slang

  • on one's uppers —    Someone who is on their uppers has very little money or not enough to cover their needs.     Because he was clearly on his uppers when he was hired, he was given an advance in salary …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on one's uppers — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very poor. * /Mr. White had been out of work for several months and was on his uppers./ Compare: DOWN ON ONE S LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's uppers — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very poor. * /Mr. White had been out of work for several months and was on his uppers./ Compare: DOWN ON ONE S LUCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ one's\ uppers — adj. phr. informal Very poor. Mr. White had been out of work for several months and was on his uppers. Compare: down on one s luck …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on one's uppers — phrasal in straitened circumstances ; destitute …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on one's uppers — adjective destitute; poor …   Wiktionary

  • on one's uppers — informal extremely short of money. → upper …   English new terms dictionary

  • uppers, (down) on one's —  In destitute circumstances. Having bad fortune …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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