first world problem


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first world problem

slang A frivolous issue or problem that is only a source of great concern or frustration because the speaker lives in an economically-developed country; a minor issue compared to the hardships faced by those living in so-called "third world" countries. A: "I can't believe the Wi-Fi is down. What am I supposed to do if I can't watch Netflix?" B: "Hello first world problems!" I just got back from a service trip to Haiti, and things I was worried about before I left just seem like first world problems now.
See also: first, problem, world
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This eye-roll at the First World Problems argument always tickles me.
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I know this is a 'first world problem' and there are far more important things to worry about but if we all start forgetting our manners like this we could be worrying about bigger pickles than queue etiquette.
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First world problems - moaning about a straw Emily Perrin
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Sergie Liederman in "Urban Nightmares" in 2017, and then in the 2018 movie, "First World Problems." He has the movies "Oh' It's Personal," "Stray" and "Dot Ave" in the works.
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