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As broke as piecrust

Posted by ESC on October 05, 2002 at

AS BROKE AS PIECRUST - Poor, without money. My husband heard this on a National Public Radio program (October 2002) about rhythm and blues musicians in the 1940s in Los Angeles. "We were as broke as piecrust." Piecrust is very delicate and crumbles easily.

I'm adding this to my collection:
Too broke to spend the night.
Too poor to pay attention.