Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 26, 2001
In Reply to: I haven't got a sou/sue/however it's spelt posted by ESC on April 26, 2001
: : There is a French expression "Je n'ai pas un sou" and I'm sure I've heard of this as an English phrase. My French teacher doesn't believe me so I could do with some support if anyone else has heard of the expression - any help on it's origin would be of help - presumably we nicked it from the French as it's old French money?
: : Thanks
: I've heard of the phrase in English. I'm in the U.S. but I watch a lot of British TV imports. However, I couldn't find the expression in any of my reference books so far.
Just a guess:
Could it be "Mais je n'ai pas un sou"??
It sorta means "I dont even have a penny".