Am the poor man's - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be a/the poor man's (someone or something)
To be a less desirable substitute for the actual or genuine person or thing. That local artist is the poor man's Picasso—to everyone in town, at least. I was happy with my new car, even though my friends think it's just a poor man's Jaguar.
be a/the ˌpoor man’s ˈsb/ˈsth be a person or thing that is similar to but of a lower quality than a particular famous person or thing: Try some of this sparkling white wine — the poor man’s champagne.
References in classic literature
I AM the Poor Man's
Friend,' observed Sir Joseph, glancing at the poor man present.
I am the poor man's
Jane Horrocks," she quipped, "if they can't afford her, I get the call to do Northern.
I would say I am the poor man's
Tom Izzo," Coles said of the Michigan State coach.