Chiefly British Slang. matters or persons of little or no importance.
(informal, mainly Brit) people or things of no importance
Also, small potatoes . Of little importance, as in Don’t listen to Henry; he’s small beer , or It’s silly to worry about that bill; it’s small potatoes . The first term alludes to a beer of low alcoholic content (also called light beer today) and was used metaphorically by Shakespeare in several plays. The variant may have been invented by frontiersman Davy Crockett; it was first recorded in 1836. Also see small fry , def. 2.
adjective 1. of, noting, or relating to a .22-caliber firearm. 2. insular or parochial in scope, attitude, etc.: small-bore officials. adjective 1. (of a firearm) having a small bore, especially one of less than .22 calibre
noun 1. the steward’s assistant or deputy steward in European households in W Africa
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a federal agency, created in 1953, that grants or guarantees long-term loans to small businesses. Abbreviation: SBA, S.B.A.
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