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fleabite

1. A minor annoyance or nuisance OK, so we have to go somewhere else for dinner. It's not a big deal, just a fleabite in the grand scheme of things, really.
2. A very small, insignificant chip or scrape. There's one small fleabite on the side of that dish, but it's hardly noticeable.
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fleabite

n. a small chip off something. This cup has a little fleabite, but it doesn’t really harm its value.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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