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A modest or minor level of achievement, as in Her success took her out of the small time to prime-time television. This expression was originally used in vaudeville for second-rate theaters and productions. [Early 1900s] Also see big time, def. 2.
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This means that small time dealers would not be sent to prison but would get community orders and the Sentencing Council also want to lay off "introducers" - those who prey on children by selling cheap drugs to get them hooked.
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I feel that to enjoy Small Time Crooks you have got to be a huge Woody Allen fan with time on your hands.
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