Definition of small potatoes
: someone or something that is not important or impressive Last week's storm was small potatoes compared to the blizzard we had two years ago.
Word by Word Definitions
: having comparatively little size or slight dimensions
: minor in influence, power, or rank
: in or into small pieces
: without force or loudness
: in a small manner
: a part smaller and especially narrower than the remainder
: small-sized products
: sweet potato
: an erect South American herb (Solanum tuberosum) of the nightshade family widely cultivated for its edible starchy tuber
: the tuber of a potato —called also Irish potato, spud, white potato
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