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fit on the back of a postage stamp

Fit in a very small space, because there is very little content. This phrase is used to indicate that one knows very little about something. The idea is that one could only fill a very small space—like the back of a postage stamp—writing what one knows about the topic. I am definitely going to fail this test—what I know about Victorian poetry could fit on the back of a postage stamp!
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on the back of a postage stamp

In a very small space. Used to indicate an extremely limited or meager amount of knowledge about something. Why did they sit me next to a poetry professor at the wedding? Everything I know about poetry could fit on the back of a postage stamp! No one takes him seriously; he could write what he knows about socioeconomics on the back of a postage stamp.
See also: back, of, on, postage, stamp

postage and handling

The costs involved with packaging something and delivering it through the postal system. The gadget is just $59.99, plus $9.99 for postage and handling. The postage and handling was more expensive than the thing I bought!
See also: and, handling, postage

postage and handling

charges for shipping [something] and for wrapping and handling the item. The cost of the book was quite reasonable, but the postage and handling was outrageous. They did not charge postage and handling because I prepaid the order.
See also: and, handling, postage

on the back of a postage stamp

If you say that everything someone knows about a subject could be written on the back of a postage stamp, you mean they know very little about it. What she knew about children would have fitted on the back of a postage stamp.
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In case of insufficiency of funds, Sabile-David said additional funds for postage fees shall be released to Posts subject to compliance of the following documentary requirements under the MOA:
For example, this month in Franklin County, Ohio, officials discovered they'd accidentally printed the wrong amount of postage on their absentee ballots, (http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/10/17/didnt-put-enough-postage-on-your-absentee-ballot-it-will-still-get-delivered.html#) the Columbus Dispatch reported.
Online: Visit www.davidsanderson.co.uk/PEOSACC and pay the postage costs by Credit or Debit Card.
Code Item Price Qty Total 'Source: MIRDIARY' (*Plus Postage) POSTAGE PS2.70 TOTAL PSPLUS: Get these for just PS6.99 Designs may vary Worth PS9.99 (Just pay postage)
Mr Salmon added that his charity uses 500 stamps a year - meaning its annual postage bill will rise from pounds 180 to pounds 250.
More practically, we doubt that celebrity postage is going to solve the Postal Service's serious financial problems.
Postal Service's Intelligent Mail barcode, which automatically indicates to the Postal Service that postage has been paid.
Back in the early 1960s a request was made to the UK postal authorities by some organisation to bring out a postage stamp to commemorate the centenary of the founding of 'Y Wladfa'' the Welsh settlement in Patagonia in 1965 which was refused.
The original purpose of the postage stamp was to prove that postage had been paid and eliminate the requirement that the recipient pay for the postage.
The launch of the postage in January had stirred doubts regarding their validity as they have not been issued by the US Postal Service ( USPS).
AMHCA recently created a Task Force for the Mental Health Awareness Postage Stamp to make the postage stamp a reality.
At that time, postage was paid by the recipient, and the General Post Office (GPO) was officially established by Charles II in 1660.
Voters are reminded that if they plan to mail in a ballot for the May 19 election, it needs to have a First-Class postage stamp.
Mohammad Muammar Al-Gadhafi, the Secretary of the General Communication Board today approved issue of a new postage stamp highlighting cooperation among the Mediterranean's north and south countries.
I RECENTLY received a card from the post office asking me to collect a letter which was not delivered because the sender had not paid enough postage.