small potatoes


noun (used with a singular or plural verb) Informal.

a person or thing of little significance, importance, or value: His salary was small potatoes for an executive of his ability.

Nearby words

  1. small intestine,
  2. small letter,
  3. small pastern bone,
  4. small pelvis,
  5. small pica,
  6. small print,
  7. small pudendal lips,
  8. small saphenous vein,
  9. small screen,
  10. small slam

Origin of small potatoes

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for small potatoes

small potatoes

noun (functioning as singular or plural)

informal, mainly US and Canadian someone or something of little significance or value, esp a small amount of money
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