Broke (adjective)

What it means : Having completely run out of money.

What it means when you're broke : No life.

Money can't buy happiness, aye. But being broke isn't exactly happiness either. Tables get turned, life takes a U-turn and meanings of words and phrases change to something else altogether.

Here's a list of 10 everyday words that have a completely different meaning when we're broke.

1. Ghar Ka Khaana

What it means : The home cooked food that you usually try to avoid eating.

What it means when you're broke : The food that you savour and are most thankful for.

2. Happy Hours

What it means: The hours during which you get a specified amount of discount.

What it means when you're broke: The only way you can party.

3. Pocket

What it means: The place where you stash in all your change you get.

What it means when you're broke: The place you search for any 'treasure' you might find.

4. Shopping

What it means: The act of purchasing things.

What it means when you're broke: The act of looking at things you intend to buy when you have money.

5. Missed Calls

What it means: Calls that were not answered.

What it means when you're broke: The sole way of communication from your side.

6. Udhaar

What it means: The sum of money someone owes you.

What it means when you're broke: The sum of money you owe someone.

7. Maggi

What it means: A quick snack.

What it means when you're broke: The food item that you eat for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

8. Friends

What it means: The people you hang out with generally.

What it means when you're broke: A synonym for Bank, Financial Help and/or God.

9. Ladies' Night

What it means: The night you go out with your girlfriends to chill.

What it means when you're broke: The only night you go out with your girlfriends to chill.

10. Water

What it means: The liquid you drink when you're thirsty.

What it means when you're broke: The liquid you add to your shampoo bottle and ketchup bottle.

11. Visiting Grandparents

What it means : Going to meet your grandparents.

What it means when you're broke: Paisa, paisa,  paisa . *Shiny-eyed*

12. Staying At Home

What it means: The thing you do to relax.

What it means when you're broke: An obligation because you can't do anything else.

13. Newspapers

What it means: Printed publications containing news, articles and advertisements.

What it means when you're broke: A pile of paper you can sell to your raddiwaala for some cash.

How do I break from the shackles of being broke?

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