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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
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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
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small potatoes

noun phrase

  1. A trivial amount of money; chicken feed, peanuts: I received $120,000, which is no small potatoes
  2. An insignificant person, enterprise, etc: From the tuber is derived the term ''small potatoes,'' applied with more or less humor to anything mean or petty (1840+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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