And a sharp chicken beak is nothing to be trifled with either.
But I am resolved to be satisfied, and will be trifled with no longer.
Miss Todd was not a mistress to be trifled with, and the trap was her latest toy.
I spoke in my most orfullest tones & they knowed I wasn't to be trifled with.
He only realized that he was in the presence of a force that was not to be trifled with.
Miss Drummond was inexorable where health was concerned, and would not allow colds to be trifled with.
"We 're not to be trifled with," returned the policeman in a threatening voice.
You knows an' we knows ye know—an' we don't aim ter be trifled with neither.
I told you in the beginning that I was not to be trifled with.
Far from coquetting with Boldwood, she had trifled with himself in thus feigning that she had trifled with another.
early 13c., trufle "false or idle tale," later "matter of little importance" (late 13c.), from Old French trufle "mockery," diminutive of truffe "deception," of uncertain origin.
"treat lightly," 1520s, from trifle (n.). Related: Trifled; trifling.