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  • adj. In a condition of poverty or debility, especially as a result of experiencing a financial or personal setback.


From down + out. (Wiktionary)


  • Like my husband, some tuggers are using the elastic strap method to stretch the skin around their penises, while others are reportedly donning outrageous Monty Python-esque contraptions—from old fishing weights that accidentally fall down and out of a pant leg during board meetings to detached mouthpieces lifted from old trumpets, trombones, and tubas.

    Life As We Know It

  • In case you haven't heard of them, I must tell you that they were another of those incredible phenomena that made China the topsy-turvey mess it was, like some fantastic land from Gulliver, where everything was upside down and out of kilter.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Austin squirmed, working his way down and out of Mary Elise's arms.

    Strategic Engagement

  • Brunson inchanges through the yearsdealers ingaming laws followed inand Poker Hall of Fameand publicitysale ofStuey down and out inStuey’s comebacks inand Stuey’s IDand WSOPBlack, Jimmy Silverman

    One of a Kind

  • Josh puts his hand on top of Justin’s, which is gripping the still-running video camera, forcing it down and out of the cashier’s sight.


  • The master-trainer walked out of the rope square, stepped forward to an imaginary line, and looked down and out and up as if he were gazing at the pit of the orchestra beneath him, across at the body of the house, and up into the galleries.


  • Richelieu knew very well what was going on, and he realized perfectly that Ninon's drawing-rooms were the center of every scheme concocted to drag him down and out of the dominant position he was holding against the combined nobility of France.

    Ninon de L'Enclos the Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century


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