In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be broke — estar pelado coloquial
- he went broke — se arruinó
- Talk of the town is that the way the money is being spent they might be broke by next month.
- It is also true that I have no ideas at all about it and would only have any if I were feeling very broke.
- This month I am completely broke.
- So for someone who is broke, with low morale, can you see how easy it is to become homeless?
- Trust me, you can not only go broke, but you can actually pay taxes as you do it.
- The club is broke and the only way of fixing it is to do a deal with the principal creditor Bill Barr.
- Four years ago, my grandmother was on her way to post some money to my sister, a broke single mum.
- If the State had to pick up the tab for some of the work they do we would all be broke.
- The trouble with this argument is that all the people I know who work overtime are broke!
- We would hang by the bar, each of us with a drink paid for individually, broke as we were.
- They go broke or they flounder in a dribble of chips waiting for the really good cards.
- If they were broke they would be more concerned with making a living than making history.
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