Poor Mouth

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Poor Mouth

A slang term meaning to deny that one is rich. For example, a wealthy lawyer who visits a bar frequented primarily by blue collar workers may poor mouth herself by downplaying the success of her practice to other patrons.
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To poor-mouth, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is "to claim poverty as an excuse or defense.
Let's talk about what's important as billionaire club owners roll out their poor-mouth propaganda and millionaire players set in motion the mechanism to strike.
And all the while they poor-mouth that the city has no money.