noun (in vaudeville)
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Origin of small time
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Definition for small time (2 of 2)
Origin of small-time
OTHER WORDS FROM small-timesmall-timer, noun
How to use small time in a sentence
Since the 1950s, fluoride has adapted itself to the prevailing concerns of the time.
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “Small Fry,” har har.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
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
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for small time
Derived forms of small-timesmall-timer, noun
Idioms and Phrases with small time
A modest or minor level of achievement, as in Her success took her out of the small time to prime-time television. This expression was originally used in vaudeville for second-rate theaters and productions. [Early 1900s] Also see big time, def. 2.