small change

noun

Definition of small change

1 : coins of low denomination

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.
Recent Examples on the Web On Friday, a family of Honduran asylum seekers, turned away at the border, passed by the Ukrainian encampment to ask for small change. Kevin Sieff, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 Still, other recent research also found that the Covid vaccine is associated with a small change in menstrual cycle length. Sarah Sloat, NBC News, 15 July 2022 In the case of the hospital network, once a small change was made to the structure of their scheduling, gender differences were reduced. Roland Fryer, Fortune, 20 June 2022 For the most part, their ailments are common and require just a small change in diet or perhaps losing some weight. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 21 June 2022 On Friday, a family of Honduran asylum seekers, turned away at the border, passed by the Ukrainian encampment to ask for small change. Kevin Sieff, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 This small change in yield will raise their annual income from $50 to $200. Eric Brotman, Forbes, 2 May 2022 That small change, times a billion, equals an additional $30 million eaten away. Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2022 On Friday, a family of Honduran asylum seekers, turned away at the border, passed by the Ukrainian encampment to ask for small change. Kevin Sieff, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of small change

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of small change was in 1679

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Last Updated

7 Aug 2022

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“Small change.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small%20change. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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