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English definition of “be as poor as church mice”

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be as poor as church mice

old-fashioned
to be very poor: When we first got married, we were as poor as church mice.
Translations of “be as poor as church mice”
in Chinese (Traditional) 身無分文,一貧如洗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 穷得叮当响,不名一文…
(Definition of be as poor as church mice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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