In the White House pecking order, Jones was a small fry, who wasn't exactly sitting in on cabinet meetings.
And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “small fry,” har har.
One cannot have an ecosystem with only “small fry” facing giants.
Big Perm worries that the lack of policing the “small fry” will lead to more crimes by “big fry.”
After Berlioz, a small fry, indeed, yet not without interest.
Twelve captured, seven killed, and every one of them small fry.
I suppose that you small fry of diplomacy cannot get things in duty free, eh?
The small fry get drinks or jobs, or help in time of trouble.
A fresh wind off the land carried us slowly out of the creek through the small fry.
Debtors were too small fry to be often referred to in the chronicles of the times.
: This is small-change stuff
Something of little value: So I am now small change in Mamie's scorn (1902+)
[fr coins of small value]