to cause to lose all or a great deal of one's money or personal property, as through gambling or a bad investment
i got booted out of treatment too soon. I got sent home after two extremely expensive, thirteen thousand dollar days. Yes. Mom had to fork over thousand of dollars to those assholes. She was really taken to the cleaners.
breaking free from dependency on another person
Once I graduated from college, my mom had to cut the apron strings. she would no longer enable me. Tough love, you know.
identify something exactly
It is, for me, more and more difficult to remember, to *put my finger on it. Life escapes me.
a religious person who is very sanctimonious; un-Christ-like
That bitch was a Religion Nazi, sure. Jesus definitely wouldn’t have put me in a hell hole of a halfway house like this.
high school nerds, playing in the band
Only real nerds and geeks will ever hang out with the bandsters. They are out of the range of the cool kids.
dealing with personal problems while other people are around.
A cop might let you out of his car to air your dirty laundry in front of everyone around who could see. I was made to change my dress in the middle of the parking lot, airing my dirty laundry like a little whore.