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1‘the charity arranges holidays for underprivileged children’
needy, deprived, in need, in want, in distress, disadvantaged, needful, poor, destitute, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, impoverished, poverty-stricken, penurious, indigent, as poor as a church mouse, unable to keep the wolf from the door
British on the breadline, without two brass farthings to rub together, without two pennies farthings to rub together
informal on one's uppers, on one's beam-ends
rare pauperized, beggared, necessitous
privileged, wealthy, well off
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