Meaning: to lose everything, especially financially. Use examples.
Rewrite 1: have a financial enema
Rewrite 2: fed my cash to the trash
Rewrite 3: my wallet’s been turned inside out
Rewrite 4: lost everything but my mind
Comment: As pedestrian as this cliché is, almost anything else will seem creative, which is where you want to go with this rewrite.
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