A large amount of money; a higherthan-expected cost: a small fortune for Valentine's dinner
A small fortune: the standard edition of Monopoly includes $15,120 of fake money.
Parisian cab licenses can also be bought and sold for a small fortune.
That approach would better focus security resources, saving taxpayers a small fortune.
Despite his small fortune, Sanford slept in his congressional office.
They each spend a small fortune to develop dozens of shows each year, and only ultimately offer the best of the lot to the public.
His father died in 1657, leaving him a small fortune, and thenceforward he devoted himself to letters.
But you know what he said—there would be a small fortune in it for us if we got 'em.
He had thought himself almost a beggar, and here in his hand was a small fortune!
Half of the small fortune he has goes in charities and subscriptions.
I have my own small fortune, which Will insisted upon settling upon me when we were—ah!