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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After months of poor-mouthing, Los Angeles County supervisors suddenly found a $309 million surplus that they decided Tuesday to spend mostly on employee pay raises and fixing up county buildings.
Whether the head-shaking nostalgia surrounding Southland is genuine or just poor-mouthing in the best state-regulated business tradition, Baldwin can point to some concrete numbers to back his case.
After consistently poor-mouthing the amount of money that will be taken in by government-sponsored commemorative coin sales (at one point he said it would generate only $40 million), Iacocca expressed the hope that "maybe we'll get $160 million" from those sales.
Fay Vincent might or might not have been the last true baseball commissioner, but he's not helping his legacy with his continual poor-mouthing of Selig.
So if the state government can't come up with any more taxpayer dollars for the nursing homes-DHS has engaged in some poor-mouthing of its own -- the AHCA has suggested taxing the providers and using that money as Medicaid match.
At the same time, the poor-mouthing Democratic National Committee reached into its purse and gave the state party $240,000 in soft money.
Ask Bob Toledo how important the quarterback position is to the Bruins this year and you get no poor-mouthing about how he's only one of 11 players on offense, or protests that the quarterback gets too much credit and too much blame.
If Clarke's poor-mouthing of Lindros after years of unequivocal praise was intended to shift the 6-foot-4 center into a gear few in the game have ever reached, it worked.
When he's not incurring the wrath of Masters officials for saying Augusta National's greens are bikini-waxed (an offense that got him banned indefinitely from working the tournament), McCord usually can be found poor-mouthing his game.
WITH all the poor-mouthing that goes on in government, it's refreshing to see Los Angeles County leaders brainstorming instead of being immobilized by a fiscal quandary.