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  • Born on the wrong side of the tracks
  • Chump change
  • Cleaned out
  • Dirt poor
  • Don't have a bean
  • Down at heel
  • Down on his luck
  • Eat humble pie
  • Eaten out of house and home
  • Eke out a living
  • Empty handed
  • Fall on hard times
  • Feel the pinch
  • Flat broke
  • For richer for poorer
  • From the wrong side of the tracks
  • Go for broke
  • Go hungry
  • Go without
  • Hand to mouth
  • Hard pressed
  • Hard times
  • Hard up
  • Hasn't got two cents to rub together
  • Hungry Heart ( Bruce Springsteen song )
  • Hungry Hungry Hilton ( Nickname of basketball player Hilton Armstrong )
  • Hungry for love
  • I Pity The Poor Immigrant ( Bob Dylan song )
  • I don't mean maybe
  • If it ain't broke don't fix it
  • In straightened circumstances
  • It don't mean a thing if it ain't got swing
  • Jack fell down and broke his crown ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you
  • Lean and hungry
  • Lean and mean
  • Lean mean fighting machine
  • Lean times
  • Lean, mean and hungry
  • Live on a shoestring
  • Low rent
  • Make do
  • Make ends meet
  • Make poverty history
  • Mean Joe ( Nickname of Joe Greene )
  • Mean Mr. Mustard ( Beatles song )
  • Mean Streets ( Robert De Niro movie )
  • Mean and selfish
  • Mean business
  • Mean spirited
  • Mendoza line ( A baseball expression denoting a line marking a very poor performance )
  • Negative equity
  • Negatively privilege
  • No mean feat
  • Not a penny to bless yourself with,
  • Not much cop
  • Not two pennies to rub together
  • Of slender means
  • Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor doggie a bone ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • On queer street
  • On skid row
  • On the breadline
  • On your beam ends
  • On your uppers
  • One law for the rich and another for the poor
  • Piss poor
  • Points mean prizes
  • Poor but honest
  • Poor little rich girl
  • Poor thing but mine own
  • Pour Some Sugar On Me ( Def Leppard song )
  • Pour cold water on
  • Pour oil on troubled waters
  • Pour some sugar on me
  • Rags to riches
  • Rich man poor man beggerman thief
  • Rubber chicken ( poor quality or overcooked chicken )
  • Rubber chicken curcuit ( a speaking or fundraising event at which poor quality meat is served )
  • Say what you mean and mean what you say
  • See what we mean ( Canon advertising slogan )
  • Shoestring budget
  • Sink estate
  • Social housing
  • Stony broke
  • Strapped for cash
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Golden Mean
  • The Poor Bloody Infantry ( term used to describe the British infantry in WWI )
  • The Queen Of Mean ( Nickname of Anne Robinson )
  • The burgers are better at Hungry Jack's ( Hungry Jack's advertising slogan )
  • The cupboard was bare
  • The last straw that broke the camel's back
  • The rich get richer and the poor get poorer
  • Thin time of it
  • Trailer trash
  • We mean business
  • Well, she was just seventeen you know what I mean ( The Beatles song lyric )
  • What do points mean? Points mean prizes ( A catchphrase from Price Is Right )
  • What you mean we, white man?
  • White trash
  • Widow's mite
  • Working class

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