small potato


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, 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 The smaller potatoes took about an hour, while full-size potatoes baked for 90 minutes or more. Washington Post, 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, 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,, 23 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of small potato

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Small potato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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