least little thing

least little thing

The smallest, most trivial, or most inconsequential thing or aspect. She's so sensitive—the least little things seem to get her in a huff. My boss is such a perfectionist that he will halt production to scrutinize the least little thing he thinks could be improved.
See also: least, little, thing

least little thing

the smallest possible thing. He gets upset over the least little thing. When she was a girl, she would throw a tantrum over the least little thing.
See also: least, little, thing
References in classic literature ?
"Marse Tom, if you would only be a little patient, and not fly off the handle at the least little thing. Why, she only wants you to speak to him."
The least little thing would have turned the scattered, straggling droves that grazed and sauntered and drank and grazed again; but whenever there was an alarm some one would rise up and soothe them.
Former pupil Ian Cough, who started at the school in 1942, remembers: "Corporal punishment was handed out for the least little thing and daily a queue of lads would line up to get the belt thrashed hard on an outstretched hand."
Few places to park but lots of meter men ready to dive on you for the least little thing. Should concentrate on drivers who still use their phones, whether it is legal or not.
A million thoughts are racing through his mind, but he can't give any of it away, and the least little thing will give it away because Kim, as we've established her--and as Rhea Seehorn has played her so wonderfully--is such a smart and perceptive character.
All your resources go into it and then you realise that no matter what happens, the least little thing in your daily life, you've nothing left to give.
The least little thing makes a cry-baby bawl, Like bumping her knee on a chair in the hail.
"I cried a lot and the least little thing would bring tears," she says.
My manager at the time would send me flowers for the least little thing. He was a sweet flower sender.
"You are under a lot more scrutiny when you are 40 as the least little thing that goes wrong gets magnified.
He said: "Although I am not the sort who goes knocking on the manager's door over the least little thing the point had been reached when I wanted a conversation with the boss.
"Minorities do the least little thing wrong and are called to account," Delores Ham says.
Sometimes I worry about the least little thing And fret about troubles life can bring Sometimes I just do not know what to do.
There were strikes for the least little thing. No wonder ship owners were having ships built in the Far East as they were being built within budget and on time.