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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 ​churchmice.
(Definition of be as poor as church mice from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be as poor as church mice”
in Chinese (Simplified) 穷得叮当响,不名一文…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身無分文,一貧如洗…
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