I don't have two pennies to rub together

cdowis

Member
english -- USA
Peso-- I ran across a phrase similar to "I don't have two pennies to rub together", I have no money.

Can you help me with that.
 
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  • cdowis

    Member
    english -- USA
    Yes. Someone asked to to buy some tickets, and I replied, "No tengo un peso", but I think there is an idiomatic phrase, more colorful way to respond.

    thanks
     

    Ozey

    Senior Member
    Español (Castellano)
    in Spanish -at least in Spain- we have a wide range of expresions to say "I am very poor" (no wonder why...), like the following:

    Estar sin blanca.

    No tener donde caerse muerto.

    No tener un Real.

    If you don't like any of these idioms wait for more posts. As I've told you there are a lot of expressions in European Spanish to convey this idea, and probably in South America they have some more (in fact, idioms related to 'pesos' must be South American, since the peso is a South American currency).

    Hope I've helped you anyway!
     
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