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small beer

noun as in weak beer

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In the Czech Republic, beer often comes as a snyt, a small beer priced accordingly low, served with a big head in a big glass.

Drinking lots of small beers also means that staying for one extra is marginally less likely to be catastrophic, as you aren’t committing to two or three extra units of alcohol or another chunk of cash.

All this is small beer compared with the supergrass that BCL Burton Copeland may turn out to be.

Like most of our public figures and celebrities, our “most wanted” criminals are small beer.

The sour Medoc was sparingly drunk, mixed with sugar and water; some drank home-brewed small beer, the majority only water.

There was something superb in it, something heroically mad—not the sordid drunkenness of small beer.

He seemed but half awake; and it was with drowsy voice that he called for a cup of cold small beer.

The stump of a cabbage, and the proverb means much the same thing as "Spare no expense, bring another bottle of small beer."

As often as I called for small-beer, the master tipped the wink, and the servant brought me a brimmer of October.


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