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(it's) small wonder

It is not at all surprising (that something is the case). I was always terrible at math in school, so it's small wonder that I have such trouble filing my taxes. Small wonder you had such trouble starting the car: the battery is almost completely dead!
See also: small, wonder

no wonder

It is not surprising or unexpected at all. You just worked a 20-hour shift? No wonder you look so tired. No wonder. This wire is completely frayed. I'm surprised the TV kept working as long as it did.
See also: wonder

small wonder

Not a surprising or unexpected thing at all. You drank an entire bottle of bourbon by yourself? Small wonder that you feel as bad as you do this morning. Considering the massive legal team they can afford to hire, it's a small wonder that few people are able to successfully sue the corporation for its questionable practices.
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