small change


noun

coins of small denomination.
someone or something insignificant or trifling: Those people are small change.

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Origin of small change

First recorded in 1810–20
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Example sentences from the Web for small change

  • We refer not to small-change, reader, but to physical, material change.

    The Golden Dream|R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for small change

small change

noun

coins, esp those of low value
a person or thing that is not outstanding or important
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