chump change

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Origin of chump change

First recorded in 1965–70
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Related Words for chump change

pittance

Idioms and Phrases with chump change

chump change

A trivial sum of money, a trivial matter. For example, Dave was sick of working for chump change; he wanted a decent salary, or Don't put that on the agenda; it's chump change. This expression uses chump in the sense of “a fool or sucker who should be ignored.” [Slang; 1960s] Also see chicken feed.

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