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a trifle

A little. I'm feeling a trifle hungry, but I don't want a big, heavy meal right now.
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mere trifle

Fig. a tiny bit; a small, unimportant matter; a small amount of money. But this isn't expensive! It costs a mere trifle!
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trifle something away (on someone or something)

to waste something, such as money, on someone or something, little by little. Don't trifle all your money away on your friends. Don't trifle away any more money on silly purchases.
See also: away, trifle

trifle with someone or something

to act without seriousness or respect toward someone or something. Don't talk that way to me! I am not to be trifled with. I wish that Ann wouldn't trifle with our efforts at reform.
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trifle with

To play or toy with someone or something: Don't trifle with my affections. My strict boss is not someone to be trifled with.
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a trifle

A little; somewhat: a trifle stingy.
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Italian sherry trifle Makes one large bowl or about 6-8 individual glasses Ingredients 2 punnets raspberries 18 amaretti biscuits 8 large trifle sponges 3 measures of almond, raspberry or peach liqueur 40g caster sugar For the custard 4 eggs 250ml milk 250ml double cream Few drops of vanilla flavouring 60g sugar To decorate 250ml mascarpone cheese Raspberries Chopped pistachios Mint Method 1.
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