the little/small matter

Definition of the little/small matter

  1. —used in an ironic way to refer to a difficult situation or problem He wants to buy a new car, but first there's the little/small matter of getting enough money to pay for it.

Word by Word Definitions

littleplay
  1. :  not big: such as

    :  small in size or extent :  tiny

    :  young

  1. :  in only a small quantity or degree :  slightly

    :  not at all

    :  rarely, infrequently

  1. :  a small amount, quantity, or degree

    :  practically nothing

    :  a short time

smallplay
  1. :  having comparatively little size or slight dimensions

    :  lowercase

    :  minor in influence, power, or rank

  1. :  in or into small pieces

    :  without force or loudness

    :  in a small manner

  1. :  a part smaller and especially narrower than the remainder

    :  small-sized products

    :  smallclothes

matterplay
  1. :  a subject under consideration

    :  a subject of disagreement or litigation

    :  the events or circumstances of a particular situation

  1. :  to form or discharge pus :  suppurate

    :  to be of importance :  signify


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