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lightweight

1. adjective Trivial; unimportant; inconsequential. It's an admirable attempt by the director to branch out into more serious subject matter, but, ultimately, maybe he would be better off sticking to the lightweight comedies he's known for. We only have a short amount of time for this meeting, so let's stick with the lightweight issues. We can tackle the bigger problems when I'm back from New York next week. I'm not going to let some lightweight graduate come in and undo all the work I've done on this case.
2. noun An unskilled, unimpressive, or unimportant person. They thought she was just a lightweight because she was inexperienced and kept to herself, but she ended up getting the best sales of the entire team last year. Kid, I've been doing this job for nearly 30 years—I don't need a lightweight like you giving me advice.
3. noun Someone who becomes affected by alcohol very quickly and severely. Jane is a total lightweight—two beers and she's totally out of it. I used to be able to party until the early hours when I was in college, but I've become a lightweight since having kids.

lightweight

1. mod. inconsequential. This is a fairly lightweight matter.
2. n. an inconsequential person; someone who accomplishes very little. Don’t worry about her. She’s just a lightweight.
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In recreating the Lightweight E-type, Jaguar Heritage brought together a team of talented engineers and technicians already working in a variety of departments within Jaguar.
e prototype Lightweight makes its public debut at this week's Pebble Beach Automotive weekend, the world's most prestigious classic car event, where it is almost certain to be star of the show.
Jaguar's Lightweight E-Type project originally got underway in February 1963.
Only 12 of the aluminiumbodied Lightweight E-Types were eventually built by Jaguar's competition department, the last in 1964, the remaining six designated chassis numbers having lain dormant, until now.
The Lightweight weighed in at 250lbs less than a standard E-Type, thanks to its all-aluminium body and engine block, and was raced by motorsport legends such as Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart.
I've personally killed two bull elk with lightweights and while two elk hardly makes me an expert, I'll mention the details of those two hunts just because my lightweight poundage bows and light arrows killed both elk quickly.
When I think of lightweights I can't help but think of the story from the Bible about David and Goliath.
The buck crumpled within sight, the victim of a meager lightweight arrow combination.
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