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piffle

(ˈpɪflæ)
1. n. nonsense. What utter piffle!
2. exclam. a mild exclamation or expression of distress. (Usually Piffle!) She finished her story, and I looked her straight in the eye and said, “Piffle!”

piffled

(ˈpɪflæd)
mod. alcohol intoxicated. Three glasses of booze and she was totally piffled.
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The cost of restoration and re-gilding is piffling compared with thousands wasted on less important projects.
WHEN Leeds took the decision to dispense with piffling little business practices like trying to ensure a semblance of profitability, they were in the kind of position Spurs currently occupy.
What she had to cope with was piffling compared to the first all-women helicopter crew you highlighted last week.
I can't help thinking that our students would be better engaged in concentrating on their studies rather than piffling about on matters they clearly know very little.
Without packing or looking for somewhere else to live or cancelling the mortgage she's just signed or any of those other piffling little details.
Well, the official line will probably be it's a piffling problem with one of her hair extensions - nothing a trip to the WAG salon can't fix.
OUR most senior civil judge, Lord Phillips, has spoken out about the vast numbers of piffling compensation claims being brought against local councils.
With the Valleys supposedly coming on board, the number of clubs from which Dai Young's side can now cherry pick has increased dramatically from the piffling handful of last season.
OPRA, the pensions regulator, is in trouble for making a time-wasting fuss about thousands of piffling offences that made no real-life difference.
We all assumed the Beckham digit would heal in time because surely something as piffling as a broken toe would not stand in the way of David's destiny.
But despite Baltimore gaining just six first downs and a piffling 134 yards on offence, big plays from their superb defence won the day for Brian Billick's team.
See, bombing the whole of Lebanon flat and killing tens of thousands instead of a piffling 1000-odd would clearly have solved the Middle East's problems.
Sales of posh executive barges now represent a piffling 2.
Given that this is a charity, the individual amounts involved are piffling, and delivery staff would be doing their rounds anyway.
It strips them of the ability to dismiss the piffling and disregard the unimportant.