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small change

noun

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. 1 :  coins of low denomination

  2. 2 :  trifle 1

Examples of small change

  1. a pocket full of small change

  2. The fine is a lot of money to some people, but to him it's small change.

  3. My problems are small change compared to yours.

  4. He wasn't a major criminal. He was strictly small change.



1819

First Known Use of small change

1819


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