in a small way

in a small way

In an way that is not elaborate or significant. She doesn't want to have a big birthday party, so we're just going to celebrate in a small way this weekend.
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do something in a big/small ˈway

do something to a great/small extent; do something on a large/small scale: He’s got himself into debt in a big way.She collects antiques in a small way.
See also: big, small, something, way