small-bore

[smawl-bawr, -bohr]
adjective
1.
of, noting, or relating to a .22-caliber firearm.
2.
insular or parochial in scope, attitude, etc.: small-bore officials.

Origin:
1895–1900

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small-bore
 
adj
(of a firearm) having a small bore, especially one of less than .22 calibre

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Example sentences
These innovations may sound small-bore amid the drumbeat of war.
With large and growing deficits, he will have to offer much less ambitious, small-bore policies for a second term.
He'll probably muddle through seven more years of partisan acrimony, small-bore achievements, and bitter disappointment.
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