fleabite

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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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"There's no law again' flea-bites. If I wasn't to take a fool in now and then, he'd niver get any wiser.
Leaving the flat, even in order to buy cream for his flea-bites, filled him with a little more positivity and, during the same outing, he also purchased a large bottle of bleach, two rag-rugs, five posters and a mattress which was to be delivered later that day.
Ashley was pleased with his purchases; every item except the flea-bite cream and the mattress had cost one pound.
A THE cause can range from flea-bites to thyroid trouble.