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  • A String Of Pearls ( Glenn Miller tune )
  • A poor relation
  • A poor workman blames his tools
  • Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio ( meaning and origin of this phrase )
  • As poor as a church mouse
  • Dirt poor
  • For want of a nail the shoe was lost ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the man was lost
  • Got the world on a string
  • Have a second string to your bow have
  • How long is a piece of string?
  • I Pity The Poor Immigrant ( Bob Dylan song )
  • If the shoe fits, wear it
  • Like a puppet on a string
  • Live on a shoestring
  • Mendoza line ( A baseball expression denoting a line marking a very poor performance )
  • More than one string to your bow
  • Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor doggie a bone ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • One law for the rich and another for the poor
  • One two buckle my shoe ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Piss poor
  • Poor but honest
  • Poor little rich girl
  • Poor thing but mine own
  • 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 )
  • Shoestring budget
  • String along
  • String someone along
  • The Poor Bloody Infantry ( term used to describe the British infantry in WWI )
  • The rich get richer and the poor get poorer
  • The shoe's on the other foot
  • There was an old woman who lived in a shoe ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Waiting for the other shoe to drop
  • When your shoes shine, so do you ( Kiwi Shoe Polish advertising slogan )

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