Definition of 'poor relation'
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I'm the poor relation in my family. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At Anfield, he is again playing poor relation to richer rivals. The Sun (2015)Cricketers were still the poor relations of sport and vulnerable to pressures applied by bookmakers eager to know in advance the make-up of a team, for example. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Occasionally. poor relation is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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