reduced circumstances

reduced circumstances poverty after relative prosperity.
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  • reduced circumstances — index poverty, privation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reduced circumstances — used euphemistically to refer to the state of being poor after being relatively wealthy a divorcee living in reduced circumstances * * * reduced circumstances formal : a situation in which you have less money than you used to have He found… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reduced circumstances — noun Poverty. living in reduced circumstances …   Wiktionary

  • reduced circumstances — poverty after relative prosperity. → reduce …   English new terms dictionary

  • At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances — is the name of a book by Scottish author and academic Alexander McCall Smith, relating further matters in the life of the main character, Professor Dr Moritz Maria von Igelfeld.The Professor is a troubled German academic whose life s achievement… …   Wikipedia

  • in reduced circumstances — slightly formal if someone, especially someone from a high social class, is in reduced circumstances, they have a lot less money than they did before. They found him living in reduced circumstances in a flat off Fulham Road …   New idioms dictionary

  • in reduced circumstances — Quinlan was shocked to find his brother in reduced circumstances Syn: impoverished, broke, in straitened circumstances, ruined, bankrupted; poor, indigent, impecunious, in penury, poverty stricken, destitute; needy, badly off, hard up; informal… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • in reduced circumstances — IMPOVERISHED, in straitened circumstances, ruined, bankrupted; poor, indigent, impecunious, in penury, poverty stricken, destitute; needy, badly off, hard up; i …   Useful english dictionary

  • in reduced circumstances — index poor (underprivileged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • in reduced circumstances — Meaning Euphemism for poverty. Origin …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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