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piddling

mod. inadequate; meager; tiny. (see also piss-poor, piddle.) That is a piddling steak. I want a big one.
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He is not some piddling pensioner seeking to protect her petunias from a neighbour's sun-blocking extension.
Come on, boys, let's have more punch and less piddling around.
This is beginning to sound like just an excuse for the equivalent of a tax increase, and a piddling one at that, considering the state's deficit next year will be at least $14 billion.
If I want him, he's mine--or at least his sperm is, for the piddling price of $300 plus shipping.
You could trace the wornout course of their piddling derelictions right alongside their politics.
And as for the champion trainer's stable blocking dope tests for fear of spreading infections, wee Martin should be told to comply immediately or face a ban on his runners - not a piddling fine.
Prudence equates to seeing the issue of travel to appropriate business events and the procurement of effective continuing education as matters of priority, not piddling away comparative pocket change.
A big hole considering my house loan was for a piddling pounds 19,000.
Not since Montezuma and the Aztecs went into the tank against Cortez and his piddling retinue of sassy conquistadors had a seemingly impregnable empire fallen so far so fast.
The concept that a piddling little seamount, 3 to 4 km high, is going to crack a plate that is 100 km thick really strains my credulity.
But when you're the "leading expert on gassing and gas-chamber technology," heroically fighting the International Zionist Conspiracy, these piddling technical details aren't of much concern.
And for that he got a piddling community service order.
As poor Stephen explained to MPs this week, his piddling pounds 7.
With this power in the pipeline, so to speak, why on earth are developers continuing to insist on the installation of piddling little land based turbines which add virtually nothing to our renewables capacity, but detract massively from the beauty of our countryside?