poor old sb/sth

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poor old

Describing someone or something that one feels sympathy, pity, or compassion for. 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!
See also: old, poor

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.
See also: old, poor, Sb, sth