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poor mouth

noun, Informal.
1.
a person who continually complains about a lack of money.
2.
a plea or complaint of poverty, often as an excuse for not contributing to charities, paying bills, etc.
Idioms
3.
cry poor mouth, to complain, especially habitually, about a lack of money.
Also, talk a poor mouth.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for talk a poor mouth

poor mouth

noun
1.
unjustified complaining, esp to excite sympathy she always has the poor mouth
verb (transitive)
2.
(informal) to speak of disparagingly; decry
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