be on your uppers

British informal old-fashioned
to have almost no money left

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • be on your uppers — british informal old fashioned phrase to have almost no money left Thesaurus: to not have enough or any moneysynonym Main entry: upper …   Useful english dictionary

  • on your uppers — Brit old fashioned + informal : having very little money He d come to me for money whenever he was on his uppers. • • • Main Entry: ↑upper * * * on your ˈuppers idiom (BrE, informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • be down on your uppers — be (down) on (your) uppers British, old fashioned to be in a very bad financial situation. Hungary s once successful film industry is on its uppers. He was always ready to help anyone who was down on their uppers …   New idioms dictionary

  • be down on uppers — be (down) on (your) uppers British, old fashioned to be in a very bad financial situation. Hungary s once successful film industry is on its uppers. He was always ready to help anyone who was down on their uppers …   New idioms dictionary

  • be on uppers — be (down) on (your) uppers British, old fashioned to be in a very bad financial situation. Hungary s once successful film industry is on its uppers. He was always ready to help anyone who was down on their uppers …   New idioms dictionary

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  • upper — up|per1 W2 [ˈʌpə US er] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: up] 1.) in a higher position than something else ≠ ↑lower ▪ the upper lip 2.) near or at the top of something ≠ ↑lower ▪ the upper floors of a building ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upper — 1 adjective (only before noun) 1 in a higher position than something else: the upper lip 2 near or at the top of something: The monkeys live in the upper branches. 3 have/gain the upper hand to have more power than someone else, so that you are… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • upper — I UK [ˈʌpə(r)] / US [ˈʌpər] adjective [only before noun] *** 1) higher than something else, especially one of two things that are a pair He had a scar on his upper lip. You ll be able to see more if you sit on the upper deck of the bus. 2) near… …   English dictionary

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