little old

little old someone or something

ordinary; harmless. (Said to downplay or minimize the importance of something.) Aw, honey, I wasn't gambling. I just went to one little old poker game. Charlie: Did you eat that whole chocolate cake that I was saving for the party? Jane: Little old me?
See also: little, old
References in classic literature ?
But the little old woman walked up to Dorothy, made a low bow and said, in a sweet voice:
He is an exceedingly puffy little old gentleman, with big circular eyes and a huge double chin.
When the little boy was about six years of age a strange man came to their attic home to visit the little old woman.
As I approached it I saw that it was the dead and mummified remains of a little old woman with long black hair, and the thing it leaned over was a small charcoal burner upon which rested a round copper vessel containing a small quantity of greenish powder.
The little old grey man met him likewise, and asked him for a piece of cake and a drink of wine.
The little old lady's hearing was remarkably quick.
The haggard aspect of the little old man was wonderfully suited to the place; he might have groped among old churches and tombs and deserted houses and gathered all the spoils with his own hands.
This was an amazing little old woman, with a face like a staring wooden doll too cheap for expression, and a stiff yellow wig perched unevenly on the top of her head, as if the child who owned the doll had driven a tack through it anywhere, so that it only got fastened on.
She came to a little old house with a great deal of grass growing round, and stood in front of a little heap of wood.
As for our landlady, she is a dirty little old woman who always walks about in a dressing-gown and slippers, and never ceases to shout at Theresa.
For this new edition adds to the original merits of the work the very substantial charm of abundant illustrations, first-rate in subject and execution, and of three kinds--copper-plate likenesses of actors and other personages connected with theatrical history; a series of delicate, picturesque, highly detailed woodcuts of theatrical topography, chiefly the little old theatres; and, by way of tail-pieces to the chapters, a second series of woodcuts of a vigour and reality of information, within very limited compass, which make one think of Callot and the German [76] "little masters," depicting Garrick and other famous actors in their favourite scenes.
Straight down there," answered the little old woman, pointing to a tiny shadow, no bigger than a nutshell, floating on the sea.
There should be a lot of friendly ghosts about this little old house.
I never was cleaned so lightly and quickly as by that little old man.
The blue- bottles buzzed about the wall, and a little old mouse picked over the rubbish among the jam pots.