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weak beer.
Chiefly British Slang. matters or persons of little or no importance.
(informal, mainly Brit) people or things of no importance
smacky lips
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.


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