small potatoes

 Small amount of money, number.
 ► “ In fact, most MUD players today are science-fiction and fantasy fans who are also university students - a group that numbers itself in the thousands. That’s ‘small potatoes’ compared with an estimated 35 million to 40 million players of action games made by Nintendo Co. and Sega Enterprises Ltd., says Lee Isgur.” (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 15, 1995, p. R16)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • small potatoes — Someone or something that is unimportant is small potatoes …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • small potatoes — ☆ small potatoes n. Informal a petty or insignificant person (or people) or thing (or things) …   English World dictionary

  • small potatoes — Informal. a person or thing of little significance, importance, or value: His salary was small potatoes for an executive of his ability. [1825 35] * * * small potatoes (US) Anything of no great worth • • • Main Entry: ↑potato small potatoes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Small Potatoes — Infobox Television episode | Title = Small Potatoes Caption = Series = The X Files Season = 4 Episode = 20 Airdate = April 20, 1997 (Fox) Production = 4x20 Guests = Darin Morgan as Eddie Van Blundht Christine Cavanaugh as Amanda Nelligan Writer …   Wikipedia

  • small potatoes — n. something or someone insignificant. □ This contract is small potatoes, but it keeps us in business till we get into the real money. □ Small potatoes are better than no potatoes at all …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • small potatoes —    Something that is small potatoes is considered unimportant or insignificant.     Her first publication was considered small potatoes but her new book has lead to a change of opinion …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • small potatoes — noun One or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value. My paycheck is small potatoes compared to hers. Syn: peanuts, small beer, small fry …   Wiktionary

  • small potatoes — Informal. a person or thing of little significance, importance, or value: His salary was small potatoes for an executive of his ability. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • small potatoes — unimportant things, insignificant matters    Don t worry about a few broken dishes. That s small potatoes …   English idioms

  • small potatoes — small po tatoes noun plural AMERICAN INFORMAL someone or something that is not important or worth thinking about …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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