talk a poor mouth

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:
1815–25

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poor mouth
 
n
1.  unjustified complaining, esp to excite sympathy: she always has the poor mouth
 
vb
2.  informal to speak of disparagingly; decry

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