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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To plead poverty as a defense or excuse; To speak disparagingly of.

Usage examples (12)
  • Flaherty knows full-well the fiscal reality of the various provinces as opposed to the poor-mouth they like to put on for the cameras.
  • This is a goldmine is useful information, including a clear indication that those who seek to poor-mouth the provincial government's revenues are dead wrong.
  • Meanwhile both sides are already playing the expectations game -- as two talented debaters poor-mouth their own skills while making the other out to be a latter-day Cicero.
  • Who thought it would be a good idea for the wife of the former chairman of Enron to poor-mouth before a national TV audience that probably included hundreds who had lost... for more
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