a poor man's something

A poor man's something
Something or someone that can be compared to something or someone else, but is not as good is a poor man's version; a writer who uses lots of puns but isn't very funny would be a poor man's Oscar Wilde.

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  • a poor man's something —    Something or someone that can be compared to something or someone else, but is not as good is a poor man s version; a writer who uses lots of puns but isn t very funny would be a poor man s Oscar Wilde.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • A poor man's something —   Something or someone that can be compared to something or someone else, but is not as good is a poor man s version; a writer who uses lots of puns but isn t very funny would be a poor man s Oscar Wilde …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • (a) poor man's something — a poor man s (someone/something) someone or something that is similar to a well known person or thing but is not as good. He was only ever a mediocre singer they used to call him the poor man s Frank Sinatra . So what did you think of the film?… …   New idioms dictionary

  • a poor man's something — 1) used about something that is a cheaper type of a similar but more impressive thing This car is seen as the poor man s Rolls Royce. 2) used about someone who is less successful, popular etc when compared with another person He s a kind of poor… …   English dictionary

  • (the) poor man's something — the ˌpoor man s ˈsb/ˈsth idiom a person or thing that is similar to but of a lower quality than a particular famous person or thing • Sparkling white wine is the poor man s champagne. Main entry: ↑pooridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) poor man's something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor man's — poor man s, that is a smaller, cheaper, easier, lighter, or otherwise lesser version of something or someone: »... Spengler, the poor man s Nietzsche (New Statesman). Blue Scout Junior [is] called the “poor man s rocket” because of its low cost… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poor man's — is a common slang term used to compare one thing with another. It is not necessarily a derogatory term. It is usually used in a sentence as X is a poor man s Y , with X being the person or thing one is referring to, and Y being the superior but… …   Wikipedia

  • (a) poor man's someone — a poor man s (someone/something) someone or something that is similar to a well known person or thing but is not as good. He was only ever a mediocre singer they used to call him the poor man s Frank Sinatra . So what did you think of the film?… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) poor man's — a poor man s (someone/something) someone or something that is similar to a well known person or thing but is not as good. He was only ever a mediocre singer they used to call him the poor man s Frank Sinatra . So what did you think of the film?… …   New idioms dictionary

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