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small change

1. Various coins of minimal value, as might be kept in a pocket, wallet, purse, etc.; loose change. I hate carrying small change around with me, so I always empty whatever's in my pocket into a big jar as soon as I get home. I scraped together enough small change from around the house to go out and have a cup of coffee with my friend.
2. A minimal, insignificant, or inconsequential amount of money; something that costs that amount. I don't feel bad about taking office supplies home with me. For such a huge company, stuff like that is just small change. I nearly gag when I have to pay hundreds of dollars for plane tickets to Europe, but it's small change to my wealthy brother-in-law.
3. A weak, insignificant, or unimportant person or thing. A: "What are your thoughts on Mr. Bradley's comments?" B: "The guy's small change, so I haven't really given them any attention at all." For all their talk, the government's plan to address the housing crisis appears to be nothing but small change.
See also: change, small

small change

Fig. an insignificant person. (Also a rude term of address.) Look, small change, why don't you just move along? The guy you think is small change happens to own this building you seem to be guarding so well.
See also: change, small

small change

n. an insignificant person. (Also a rude term of address.) The guy you think is small change happens to own this building you seem to be guarding so well.
See also: change, small
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