As broke as piecrust
Posted by Adrian on October 06, 2002
In Reply to: As broke as piecrust posted by ESC on October 05, 2002
: 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.
Another piecrust phrase is 'piecrust promises' -promises that have been made to be broken.