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small potatoes

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal.
a person or thing of little significance, importance, or value:
His salary was small potatoes for an executive of his ability.
Origin of small potatoes
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for small-potatoes

small potatoes

noun (functioning as singular or pl)
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) someone or something of little significance or value, esp a small amount of money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for small-potatoes

small fortune


A large amount of money; a higherthan-expected cost: a small fortune for Valentine's dinner

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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