Chicken-feed



noun, Slang.
1.
an insignificant sum of money:
He’s so rich that $1000 is chicken feed to him.
2.
small change, as pennies and nickels.
noun
1.
(slang) a trifling amount of money

noun phrase

A small amount of money; peanuts, small potatoes: Two million? That’s chicken feed in this milieu (1830s+)
Trifling amount of money, as in I’m not going to mow lawns for $5 an hour—that’s chicken feed. This expression alludes to the fact that chickens can be fed corn and wheat grains too small for other uses. [ ; early 1800s ]

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