piss-poor
adjective Date: 1946 sometimes vulgar very bad ; extremely poor

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  • piss-poor — adj informal not polite very bad in quality ▪ All the local beers were piss poor imitations …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • piss-poor — 1. mod. of very poor quality. (Usually objectionable.) □ This is piss poor coffee. Pay the bill and let’s go. □ That’s one piss poor car you got there. 2. mod. without any money; broke. (Usually objectionable.) □ I’m so piss poor, I can’t afford… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • piss-poor — ADJ If you describe something as piss poor, you think it is of extremely poor quality. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] ...a piss poor comedy directed by John Landis …   English dictionary

  • Piss poor — If something is described as being piss poor it means it is an extremely poor attempt at something …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • piss poor — [B] of poor quality, not well made    Grandpa said, That s a piss poor tractor. Don t buy it …   English idioms

  • piss-poor — adjective Reflecting a low standard of workmanship or achievement; very inferior. The tennis squad will taking a seven match winning streak to Lehigh this afternoon. It is concerned with Lehigh? Fourth seeded Doug Pollock answered this in two… …   Wiktionary

  • Piss-poor — 1. extremely weak (often refers to character or physical strength); 2. mean; despicable; shabby: piss weak thing to do ; 3. inadequate; disappointing; not up to standard; 4. of weak character; cowardly; irresolute …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • piss-poor — Australian Slang 1. extremely weak (often refers to character or physical strength); 2. mean; despicable; shabby: piss weak thing to do ; 3. inadequate; disappointing; not up to standard; 4. of weak character; cowardly; irresolute …   English dialects glossary

  • piss-poor — adj dreadfully bad. Piss is used here as an intensifying addition. The phrase was earlier used to mean destitute. Since the late 1970s it is in fairly widespread use, particularly in journalistic circles where it denotes of miserable quality ,… …   Contemporary slang

  • piss-poor — /pis poor /, adj. Slang (vulgar). of extremely inferior or disappointing quality or rating. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

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