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A poorhouse or workhouse is a publicly maintained facility for the support and housing of dependent or needy persons, typically run by a local government
-where you say your going when your broke.
Could possibly be your house, because your poor.
When i hit that ferrari it sent me straight to the poor house.

these front row seats i bought just put me in the poor house.
by TDowns August 15, 2007

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Was actually an early form of the homeless shelter, but is now mostly just used while joking.
"I just went on a vacation and spent three times what I thought I was going to spend. I'll be sent to the poorhouse!"
by Shirley Todd November 21, 2009

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