29 words for being brassic, 23 words for wealth!

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an old painting of a poor personBeing broke must be part of the human condition, there are so many words and terms for it – and alluding to it – in the English language. I’ve dug out as many as I can. If you think of any more, let us know!

  1. broke
  2. impecunious
  3. brassic
  4. poor
  5. potless
  6. penniless
  7. poverty stricken
  8. badly off
  9. beggared
  10. behind the eight ball
  11. destitute
  12. dirt-poor
  13. down and out
  14. flat broke
  15. fortuneless
  16. hard up
  17. impoverished
  18. indigent
  19. insolvent
  20. moneyless
  21. penurious
  22. strapped for cash
  23. reduced circumstances
  24. stony broke
  25. deprivation
  26. pauperism
  27. abjection
  28. privation
  29. paucity

There are also a surprising number of different words and phrases for having plenty of money:

  1. rich
  2. wealthy
  3. rolling in it
  4. affluent
  5. filthy rich
  6. loaded
  7. made of money
  8. in the clover
  9. flush
  10. moneyed
  11. prosperous
  12. well heeled
  13. well to do
  14. millionaire
  15. billionaire
  16. moneyed
  17. stinking rich
  18. well off
  19. comfortably off
  20. pecunious
  21. having it made
  22. in the money
  23. of independent means

 

 

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I’m Kate Goldstone. I live just outside Brighton, high up on the South Downs, with my husband Tony and our three cats. I’m dedicated to saving money, spending less, buying wisely, cutting waste, re-using, recycling, re-purposing and generating cash from the stuff I no longer want.

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