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I haven't got a sou/sue/however it's spelt

Posted by LISA CUTLER on April 25, 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?