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.

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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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