could be written on the back of a postage stamp

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could be written on the back of a postage stamp

cliché Of information, very small, finite, or limited in amount or scope; able to fit in a very small space when written down (because there is very little content). Said especially of someone's knowledge about something. I am definitely going to fail this test—everything I know about Victorian poetry could be written on the back of a postage stamp! How on earth can I get a job when all of my work experience could be written on the back of a postage stamp? My grandfather came from a period in time when the amount of training spent on worker safety could have been written on the back of a postage stamp.
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