poor-mouth


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poor-mouth

1. tv. to speak ill of someone. (see also bad-mouth.) Please don’t poor-mouth my brother.
2. in. to speak repeatedly of how little money one has; to plead poverty. Spend more time looking for a job and less time poor-mouthing.
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As a result Channel 5 had to argue that the editors and producers were supervisors whose jobs required the "use of independent judgment," while the editors and producers had to poor-mouth themselves and claim they had no authority to hire, transfer, fire, assign, discipline or take similar personnel action regarding other employees.
The largest is the Oregon Education Association, which cries poor-mouth every biennium.
However much couples may detest each other, children need to feel good about both parents, so never poor-mouth either parent, in fact do the opposite, praise them both.
The caught-in-a-time-warp brigade love to present this poor-mouth stance.
To poor-mouth, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is "to claim poverty as an excuse or defense.
Let's talk about what's important as billionaire club owners roll out their poor-mouth propaganda and millionaire players set in motion the mechanism to strike.