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What does as poor as a church mouse mean?


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as poor as a church mouse

If someone is as poor as a church mouse they are extremely poor.

An other similar phrase is hungry as a church mouse.

The phrase is derived from the fact that church buildings don't store or provide food and therefore mice in such buildings were utterly destitute.

Example(s):

He is as poor as a church mouse; don't ask him to donate anything.

This idiom is in the religion category


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