- the bite of a flea.
- the red spot caused by the bite of a flea.
- any petty annoyance or irritation, as a trifling wound.
Origin of fleabite
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Examples from the Web for fleabite
“Why, that was only a fleabite, youngster,” he replied laughing.Afloat at Last
John Conroy Hutcheson
But that expense was a fleabite when compared with the cost of the structural alterations that were now fairly in hand.Mrs. Thompson
William Babington Maxwell
But punctilli are infections commonly sanguineous, as if they had arisen from a fleabite, only they remain continually.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
A thousand cars are a fleabite compared with the daily movement in the busy season.The Country's Need of Greater Railway Facilities and Terminals
James Jerome Hill
- the bite of a flea
- a slight or trifling annoyance or discomfort