Synonyms for poor relation
- second fiddle
- second string
- third string
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POOR RELATION
If I didn't take it you and Joel might have had a poor relation to board and lodge.
A poor relation represented, to him, the lowest form of animal life.
She had been the poor relation, the daughter of a dreaming failure.
A poor relation; this her one yearly peep at the world—the world to her.
I shouldnt like to be a poor relation of Mrs. Merricks, Geoffrey observed.
It was for your own sake; and in order that your poor relation should do honor to your generosity.
For twenty-three years, she, the poor relation, had lived with him like that!
In her house at that time there lived a poor relation of her husband.
But she is like a poor relation, always turning up at the wrong time!
What was she anyway but some poor relation likely who was acting as housekeeper?