(As) Poor as a Church Mouse – English Idiom

(As) Poor as a Church Mouse

Can you guess what this idiom means? It means very poor.

  • I have no money. I just spent all of my savings to pay my credit card bill. I’m poor as a church mouse.

  • Although the mansion was quite big and beautiful, the owner was as poor as a church mouse and had to sell the property to pay off his debts.

  • A: If everyone pitches in $5 we can get a new coffee machine for the break room.
    B: Don’t bother asking Bob, he’s as poor as a church mouse.

The phrasal verb pitch in means: to give a particular amount of money in order to help with something

This Idiom can be found with other helpful Rat and Mice Idioms here >>> Worldenglishblog.com/rats-and-mice-idioms

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.

Walt Disney

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