small potato


: one that is of trivial importance or worth
usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction

Examples of small potato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For lunch, order the chicken katsu, with a comically large cutlet nestled inside a comically small potato bread bun. Nikita Richardson, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2024 The kit includes two large potato bodies, a small potato body, and 42 accessories, that allow kids to create their own idea of what a family looks like, rather than having to play within the confines of an pre-determined narrative of what a family looks like. Sonia Thompson, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 Preserved in a piece of amber about the size of a small potato, a tiny snake hatchling — less than two inches long — is unprecedented in the fossil record. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 18 July 2018 Little palms will have more control over a small potato that can be easily gripped. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 12 June 2020 Of course, a packed Little Caesars Arena is no small potatoes, and would be a point of pride for an artist in most circumstances. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2020 But that was small potatoes, though, according to campaign finance reports published Tuesday on the Texas Ethics Commission’s website. Allie Morris, Dallas News, 25 Feb. 2020 That’s small potatoes compared to PayPal overall, which reported $723 million in net income for the quarter, exceeding analysts’ expectations. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, 24 Oct. 2019 Considering that there are only 62 Chipotle location’s in all of Massachusetts, 50 of them being in violation of child labor laws is no small potatoes problem. Elly Belle,, 28 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of small potato was in 1831

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“Small potato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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