fit on the back of a postage stamp

fit on the back of a postage stamp

To occupy only a very small space when written down (because there is very little content). Said of information that is very small, finite, or limited in amount or scope, usually someone's knowledge about something. I am definitely going to fail this test—what I know about Victorian poetry could fit on the back of a postage stamp! How on earth can I get a job when all of my work experience fits on the back of a postage stamp?
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