The British Idiom – Not have a bean
Definition of Not have a bean
Not having been means not having any money.
Examples of Usage of Not have a bean
When I used to work in an English school here in Seville they paid so little that I never had been by the end of the month. Many of my colleagues are still in the same situation. When people divorce, both parties often end up without a been while the lawyers make a fortune.
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