for chicken feed

chicken feed

A very paltry or miniscule amount of money; the absolute minimum amount. Suzy's brother has a connection in the stadium, so we got these tickets for chicken feed! I had a few jobs during college working for chicken feed, but it was the only work I could get that fit in with my studies.
See also: chicken, feed

for chicken feed

For a very paltry or miniscule amount of money; for nearly no money or the absolute minimum amount. I managed to get tickets to the Super Bowl! Suzy's brother has a connection in the stadium, so we got them for chicken feed! I had a few jobs during college working for chicken feed, but it was the only work I could get that fit in with my studies. Oh for Christ's sake, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
See also: chicken, feed

for peanuts

For a very paltry or miniscule amount of money; for nearly no money or the absolute minimum amount. Primarily heard in Australia. I managed to get tickets to the Super Bowl! Suzy's brother has a connection in the stadium, so we got them for peanuts! I had a few jobs during college working for peanuts, but it was the only work I could get that fit in with my studies.
See also: peanut

for chicken feed

 and for peanuts
Fig. for nearly nothing; for very little money. (Also used without for.) Bob doesn't get paid much. He works for chicken feed. You can buy an old car for chicken feed. I won't do that kind of work for peanuts!
See also: chicken, feed

for chicken feed

verb
See also: chicken, feed
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The trend of growing poultry demand, centered on China and other Asian countries with expanding populations, is squeezing supplies of methionine for chicken feed.
Bird flu, rising prices for chicken feed and cheaper imports from Asia were blamed.
which largely supplies the Company's internal demand for chicken feed.
Formulation for chicken feed is very expensive, employing corn, soybean and synthetic methionine.