Origin of small fry
OTHER WORDS FROM small frysmall-fry, adjective
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How to use small fry in a sentence
Seasoned recordists may balk at its midrange converters or bristle at the notion of sacrificing line outputs for headphones, but engineering is little more than problem-solving and the shortcomings of the 18i20 are small fry.Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 review: Plentiful possibilities|Jay Cabrera|December 7, 2021|Popular-Science
Most of these planets, the magazine noted, were “small fry.”
A 1951 article in Science News Letter declared that “thousands of planets are known to circle our sun,” although most are “small fry.”The definition of planet is still a sore point – especially among Pluto fans|Lisa Grossman|August 24, 2021|Science News
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
This same outlet worked the phrase “engagement to toyboy lover” into the headline of their article on Fry.
And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “Small Fry,” har har.
For his part, Bratton is disappointed but not surprised that the same narrative is already being mapped onto Fry and Spencer.
It was seen by a small delegation of star-struck prelates and dignitaries who later described the film as “moving.”Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
He is perplexed and hindered by the lack of soldiers, but is doing his best with his small forces.
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Before the outlaw can comply with this small request the horn sounds again.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
British Dictionary definitions for small fry
Other Idioms and Phrases with small fry
Young children, as in This show is not suitable for small fry.
Persons of little importance or influence, as in She wasn't about to invite the Washington small fry to the reception. Both usages allude to fry in the sense of “young or small fish.” [Late 1800s]