Definition of thimbleful
1 : as much as a thimble will hold
2 : a very small quantity not a thimbleful of common sense
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Sweaty, square-jawed close-ups substitute for fighting, and fake blood is doled out by the thimbleful.
Impeccably played by Gere, the present-day Oppenheimer starts off without even a thimbleful of money or influence.
And for dessert: rum-raisin ice cream out of the box, but only a thimbleful.
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