down and out


down and out
Первоначально выражение down and out обозначало проигравшего боксёра, который лежит (down) без сознания (out). Позже это выражение использовали по отношению к человеку, потерявшему всё, не имеющего ни денег, ни друзей, ни семьи, ни дома. Down and out может использоваться и как существительное:

In shop doorways in Oxford Street down and outs can be seen every night of the week. — Каждую ночь на Оксфорд-стрит у дверей магазинов можно видеть бомжей.

Джордж Оруэлл (1903—1950 гг.), автор 'Animal Farm' («Скотный двор») и 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' («1984»), написал автобиографические заметки о жизни нищего писателя в Париже и попрошайки в Лондоне под названием 'Down and Out in Paris and London' (1933).

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • Down and out — may refer to: In film and television: Down and Out in Paris and London, a 1933 semi autobiographical book by George Orwell Down and Out in Beverly Hills, a 1986 American comedy film Down and Out in America, a 1986 documentary film on poverty in… …   Wikipedia

  • down-and-out — adj. 1. impoverished; usually implying a state of dejection as well. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. physically weak. Syn: down and out. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down-and-out — n. a person who is destitute; as, he tried to help the down and out. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • down-and-out — /down euhnd owt , euhn/, adj. 1. without any money, or means of support, or prospects; destitute; penniless. 2. without physical strength or stamina; disabled; incapacitated. 3. too physically weakened by repeated defeats to qualify as a… …   Universalium

  • Down-and-out — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Down and out (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on down and out instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/down and out …   Wikipedia

  • down-and-out — adjective Date: 1901 1. destitute, impoverished 2. physically weakened or incapacitated • down and out or down and outer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • down and out — adjective In a condition of poverty or debility, especially as a result of experiencing a financial or personal setback. People who are down and out need some place to turn. Syn: destitute, down at heel, homeless …   Wiktionary

  • down and out — {adj. phr.} Without money; without a job or home; broke. * /Poor Sam lost his job after his wife had left him; he is really down and out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down and out — {adj. phr.} Without money; without a job or home; broke. * /Poor Sam lost his job after his wife had left him; he is really down and out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills — Theatrical release poster Directed by Paul Mazursky …   Wikipedia

  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom —   …   Wikipedia

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