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chicken feed

noun, Slang.
1.
an insignificant sum of money:
He's so rich that $1000 is chicken feed to him.
2.
small change, as pennies and nickels.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for chicken-feed

chicken feed

noun
1.
(slang) a trifling amount of money
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Slang definitions & phrases for chicken-feed

chicken feed

noun phrase

A small amount of money; peanuts, small potatoes: Two million? That's chicken feed in this milieu (1830s+)


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Idioms and Phrases with chicken-feed

chicken feed

Trifling amount of money, as in I'm not going to mow lawns for $5 an hour—that's chicken feed. This expression alludes to the fact that chickens can be fed corn and wheat grains too small for other uses. [ ; early 1800s ]
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