little things please little minds


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little things please little minds

proverb Unintelligent or uncultured people will be amused and distracted by frivolous, lowbrow entertainment. A: "I'll never understand how something as dumb as reality television can be so hugely popular." B: "Just look at the majority of the population—little things please little minds."
See also: little, mind, please, thing
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Little things please little minds,

 and Small things please small minds.
Prov. People who are not intelligent are pleased by trivial things. (Implies that the person you are talking about is not intelligent.) Jill: Nathaniel's been awfully cheerful today. Jane: Yes, his favorite TV show is on tonight. Jill: Little things please little minds, they say.
See also: little, mind, please, thing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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