Poor old sb/sth - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
poor old sb/sth
An expression of sympathy, pity, or compassion for someone or something. Poor old Robert was let go from another job; he just can't catch a break. Are we nearly there? My poor old feet are killing me!
ˌpoor old ˈsb/ˈsth (informal) used to express sympathy: Poor old Mrs Kirk’s just gone into hospital again. ♢ She sat down to rest her poor old legs.