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.
Origin of small potatoes
First recorded in 1825–35
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Related Words for small potatoesfiddle-faddle, frippery, frivolity, froth, memorabilia, minutia, minutiae, nonsense, trifle, triviality
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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