- adj. 穷困潦倒的；被击倒的
a person who is destitute;
"he tried to help the down-and-out"
lacking resources (or any prospect of resources)
- He looked completely down and out.
- The writher was down and out, but he still went on his writing.
A down-and-out with holes in his boots.出自： Hugh Walpole
Someone mentally holding her nose whilst coldly dishing out soup to a down-and-out.出自： R. Harries