small-time

[ smawl-tahym ]SEE DEFINITION OF small-time
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It's no job at all to run a bluff on a small-time crook like that.

The old school spirit was okay for football games, and even for small-time wars, but he had never felt much of it.

You may have a year of doing three or four shows a day on "small-time," as it is called, which is splendid experience for you.

WORD ORIGIN

1910, originally theater slang for lower-salaried circuits, or ones requiring more daily performances; from noun phrase (also 1910). Cf. big time.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SMALL-TIME

cheap

adjectiveinferior, low in quality
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