small potatoes

noun

US, informal
: 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.

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Recent Examples on the Web For teams like the Dominican Republic, the WBC is far from small potatoes. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Mar. 2023

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“Small potatoes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small%20potatoes. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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small potatoes

noun
: someone or something of trivial importance or worth
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