small stuff


Definition of small stuff

: small rope (such as spun yarn or marline) usually identified by the number of threads or yarns which it contains

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Like Al Capone, who got nabbed for tax evasion, you got nailed for small stuff. Dallas News, "Did you hear about the former mayor who mailed a dishonest political hit piece? He’s fined $5,000," 12 July 2019 No need to sweat the small stuff: customers won't see the changes for awhile—not in 2018, and perhaps not even in 2019, Kelly said. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Southwest Airlines Promises They Still Won't Charge for Bags," 27 July 2018 For more information, see our ethics policy. While some weeks are better than others to find a discount on big-ticket items, like a television, camera, or sound system, this week is good for stocking up on the smaller stuff. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "Amazon devices at Prime Day prices is the best deal of the week," 4 Aug. 2018 The only thing that will change this week will be edging and small stuff that makes television better. Bob Narang,, "Q&A: KPMG Women's PGA Championship preview with Kemper Lakes pro Jim Billiter," 22 June 2018 That 100-year-old marble reminds me that nicks, cuts, stains, and mishaps all come together to create the most beautiful patina, so don't sweat the small stuff. Barbara King, House Beautiful, "Jeannette Whitson on Creating a New House With Timeless Appeal," 15 May 2013 But small stuff aside, this is a vehicle that deserves attention. Mark Phelan, USA TODAY, "Review: Jaguar XF Sportbrake updates the station wagon," 27 Apr. 2018 The personal outweighs the structural, and the small stuff triumphs over the big. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Brett Kavanaugh, Jim Jordan, and the Fog of the Partisan," 13 July 2018 Facebook launched some new features — smaller stuff like goofy augmented reality face masks for Instagram, and bigger stuff, like a new dating service and the Oculus Go headset. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Despite all of the Cambridge Analytica drama, Facebook’s F8 still felt like F8," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of small stuff

1846, in the meaning defined above

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