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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family are exaggeratedly pathetic and miserable, as the poor-mouthing
Our scrub team has a 0-4 record, yet at last week's game I heard nobody poor-mouthing the coach.
Bill Clinton, to his credit, found a way to capitalize on his up-by-his-bootstraps personal history without resorting to poor-mouthing his home state.
Indeed, never have corporations so big, selling at multiples so high, shown a greater mastery of the art of poor-mouthing.