small stuff

noun Nautical.
small cordage, as marlines, yarns, etc.

Origin:
1865–70

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small stuff
 
n
nautical any light twine or yarn used aboard ship for serving lines, etc

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In other words, small stuff can have a big impact on the bottom line.
Pay attention to the small stuff, and the big stuff is less apt to happen.
The hardest is all the small stuff that is not worth an unmanned rocket flight.
They are so busy looking for the really big stuff that they don't see that it's
  the small stuff that people happy.
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