small change

noun

Definition of small change

  1. 1 :  coins of low denomination

  2. 2 :  trifle 1

Examples of small change in a Sentence

  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.

1679

First Known Use of small change

1679


SMALL CHANGE Defined for English Language Learners

small change

noun

Definition of small change for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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