small potato

noun

Definition of 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 Little palms will have more control over a small potato that can be easily gripped. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, "How to Make Potato Stamps," 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, "Justin Bieber flop in Detroit? Ford Field show moving to Little Caesars Arena on new date," 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, "Millions being spent in remaining Texas House GOP primary battles between tea partiers and moderates," 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, "Venmo handles tons of money, but it still doesn’t make much itself," 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, refinery29.com, "Chipotle Was Fined For 13,253 Child Labor Violations — But Is That Really Enough?," 28 Jan. 2020 The smaller potatoes took about an hour, while full-size potatoes baked for 90 minutes or more. Washington Post, "Who doesn’t like crispy-edged potatoes? Bring on the Hasselback!," 21 Nov. 2019 Deals are in the range of a few hundred million dollars on average — small potatoes compared to Bain’s $18 billion purchase a couple years of ago of Toshiba Corp.’s memory chip business. Washington Post, "For Private Equity, Japan Still Beats China," 23 Apr. 2019 The internet is small potatoes compared to listening to the weather report from Moose Jaw in the frozen north, or picking up Wolfman Jack from a Mexican station while driving down Highway 99 in the middle of the night. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "You know ’em — those awful jingles on the radio. They’re the real songs of San Francisco," 23 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of small potato

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Small potato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small%20potato. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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