(as) poor as a Job's turkey

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(as) poor as a Job's turkey

Very poor; having little or no money. An allusion to the biblical character Job, whose possessions and wellbeing were taken away by God as a test of faith. My father was as poor as a Job's turkey growing up, so his sole focus was to give his kids every opportunity in life that he missed out on. We've become poor as Job's turkeys ever since the bank raised the interest rates on our mortgage.
See also: poor, turkey