small-potatoes

small potatoes

noun Informal.
a person or thing of little significance, importance, or value: His salary was small potatoes for an executive of his ability.

Origin:
1825–35

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small potatoes
 
n
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) someone or something of little significance or value, esp a small amount of money

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small potatoes definition


  1. n.
    something or someone insignificant. : This contract is small potatoes, but it keeps us in business till we get into the real money.
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