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poor man's

A less desirable substitute for the genuine item. The local artist became known as the poor man's Picasso. I was happy with my new car, even though my friends called it a poor man's Jaguar.
See also: poor

the poor man's something

If you describe something as the poor man's something, you mean that it is similar to the second thing, but less expensive to buy or of lower quality. To some people, chicken livers are the poor man's foie gras. Note: People sometimes say that a person is the poor man's someone, meaning that they do something similar to that person, but not as well. Throughout his career Jason Bateman has been the poor man's Michael J. Fox.
See also: poor, something

the poor man's —

an inferior or cheaper substitute for the thing specified.
1991 Canberra Times Just as alarming is the prospect of FAEs, Fuel-Air Explosives… known as the poor man's atom bomb.
See also: poor
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For example, if the state conditions a poor woman's privacy rights on being surveilled at home (whether she consents or not), surrendering First Amendment protections, or disclosure of intimate personal and sexual histories, the state demonstrates that she has no privacy by its very imposition and enforcement of such norms.
Each of these cases established that the government is not required to expend financial resources to facilitate a poor woman's termination of a pregnancy.
Notably, a poor woman's access to a timely abortion depends on the policy in her state.
Or, as in "Nicander and Lucilla," where the duke's son slips into moral/ political depravity and bribes a beautiful but poor woman's mother for her daughter's virginity in return for a dowry, events turn so that the royal characters (re)discover their magnanimity as the plot progresses.