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small-time

mod. insignificant; petty. Bart was involved in a lot of small-time crime when he was twelve.
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For example, the author discusses Carlos RivasLederer's contact with a small-time marijuana dealer, George Jung, in a federal prison in Connecticut.
In his well-written piece, Plotz explains how a small group of Palmetto state lobbyists, politicians, and machine owners transformed a small-time illegal gambling business into a multi-billion-dollar legal one.
And many small-time musicians who can't get big-time recording contracts are giving away--as loss-leaders--MP3 versions of what they previously would have put on "demo" tapes, in hopes of getting gigs and/or selling their own CDs.
A teen relationship soured by narcotics leads to a violent death; the proceeds from some small-time drug deals turn up missing; a fast-food stand is robbed; a single mother decides to move her family from Los Angeles to Atlanta; and a young woman preparing for college takes an orientation trip to the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Small-time LSD dealers like Joe Deadhead were going to prison for five- and 10-year stretches without parole.
HOUSTON -- For more than 100 million small-time lenders, it's payback time
Soon after Maggie's death Stephen Jackson, a small-time dealer and addict, is killed in an explosion in his home.
Another REIT specialist, Gilbert Menna, co-chair of the real estate capital markets practice at Goodwin Procter LLP, thinks the IRS' ruling is a small-time victory for the industry.
But wait till you see her in the upcoming indie film Prey for Rock and Roll, based on out rocker Cheri Lovedog's autobiographical play about a small-time rock bandleader facing 40.
Especially notable is the voice he creates for Gandolph, a homeless small-time crook.
A MAN appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of a small-time drug dealer found mutilated in his flat a week ago.
A small-time criminal with a lengthy record who has spent almost his entire life in Canada is being deported to the UK, Canadian authorities said yesterday.
The bizarreness of our national political machinations, the Iran-Contra charade in The Last Thing He Wanted, is not just linked to but made up by so-called small-time (your private life is small-time) wheelings and dealings - which is why the main action or nonaction revolves around not governmental offices but nondescript hotels.
Well before the national press caught on, Trudeau broke the story nationally that Brett Kimberlin, a small-time dealer who said he sold pot to Dan Quayle, was given unusually stiff punishment by federal prison officials and kept from speaking publicly.
Steve Buscemi stars as "Les Galantine," a small-time celebrity photographer aching to take just one great picture.