Simple Definition of small change
: coins that are not worth a lot of money
: an amount of money that is not large or important
: something or someone that is not important
Full Definition of small change
1 : coins of low denomination
2 : trifle 1
Examples of small change in a sentence
a pocket full of small change
The fine is a lot of money to some people, but to him it's small change.
My problems are small change compared to yours.
He wasn't a major criminal. He was strictly small change.
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