on one's uppers

on one's uppers
idi inf on one's uppers, Informal. poor; without means

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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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 — ► on one s uppers informal extremely short of money. Main Entry: ↑upper …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • down on one's luck — {adj.}, {informal} Having bad luck; having much trouble; not successful in life. * /Harry asked me to lend him ten dollars, because he was down on his luck./ * /The teacher is easy on Jane because Jane has been down on her luck lately./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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