coins of small denomination.
someone or something insignificant or trifling: Those people are small change.
Origin of small change
First recorded in 1810–20
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We refer not to small-change, reader, but to physical, material change.The Golden Dream
coins, esp those of low value
a person or thing that is not outstanding or important
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