not to have a bean


not to have a bean
not to have a penny, not to have money, short of money

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • bean — beanlike, adj. /been/, n. 1. the edible nutritious seed of various plants of the legume family, esp. of the genus Phaseolus. 2. a plant producing such seeds. 3. the pod of such a plant, esp. when immature and eaten as a vegetable. 4. any of… …   Universalium


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