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    Where Did “Piss Poor” and Other Phrases Come From?

    Have you ever wondered where the phrase “piss poor” came from? Or maybe some other phrases that we have heard throughout the years such as “it’s raining cats and dogs”? Well, here are some “versions” of the answers! Where did “Piss Poor” come from? Interesting history. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery… if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”. But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot… They “didn’t have…