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feel small

To feel insignificant or see oneself negatively. After that disastrous meeting with my boss, I've never felt so small in my life. He is such a jerk and always insults her so that she feels small.
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look/feel ˈsmall

(also feel ˈthat high) feel stupid, embarrassed or ridiculous in front of other people: Why did you tell everyone that I’d failed all my school exams? I felt so small.Mrs Jones made him feel that high when she criticized his work in front of everybody.
When using the expression feel that high, you often use your thumb and finger to indicate something small.
See also: feel, look, small
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Celtic are a big club in their own right but Dermot coming out with this kind of stuff just makes them look small fry.
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She made life in their world look small & faded.
There are ways of making even [euro]750bn look small."
Their decisions may look small considered against the vast scale of business and industry.
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The West Midlands is no longer a swine flu "hotspot" but that merely reflects the fact that the rate of infection across the whole of England, including here, has shot up to such an extent that it makes the number of cases pre-viousldiagnosed in Birmingham look small.
Fancy window treatments should be avoided because they tend to make rooms look small as well.
I recently returned to witness the adult reality, expecting the area to look small and unexceptional.
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I love my eyes, but they look small. How can I get them to POP?--Asia
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"Never fool yourself into buying something that makes your foot look small or cute."