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In a hole

DEFINITION

Broke. Out of money. Being in a hole means you owe more money than you have or can earn.  The phrase presents an image of being in a hole looking up at what would be a balanced lifestyle. (Compare to Head above water.)

“We thought we had good jobs, but when you see how much we owe on our credit cards, we are in a hole and need to stop spending wildly.”

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