tinpot


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tinpot

(ˈtɪnˌpɒt)
adj (prenominal)
1. inferior, cheap, or worthless
2. paltry; unimportant
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Adj.1.tinpot - inferior (especially of a country's leadership); "he's a tinpot Hitler"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"

tinpot

adjective (Brit. informal) second-rate, second-class, paltry, miserable, pathetic, inferior, worthless, unimportant, Mickey Mouse (slang), measly (informal), wretched, two-bit (U.S. & Canad. slang), toytown (slang), poxy (slang), chickenshit (U.S. slang), pants (slang), twopenny-halfpenny The island is ruled by a tinpot dictator.
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tinpot

[ˈtɪnpɒt] ADJde pacotilla, de poca monta

tinpot

[ˈtɪnˌpɒt] adj (Brit) (fam) (dictator, government) → da due soldi
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I quote: 'A consequence of allowing Wales to enjoy a degree of self-government is that the rest of us are often deprived of the entertainment resulting from the antics of those who now pretend to run that tinpot principality.
With something so critical to our future, why are important decisions such as honouring Jack Nicklaus, left to some tinpot council?
Britain is not some tinpot third world dictatorship where the only newspapers permitted are those which publish what the Government wants them to publish.
Instead, she told them, she soon realised her mistake and that the Cox on stage was from 'some tinpot radio station like Radio Norwich'.
And stablemate Fabio Eduardo Moli could give Matt Skelton similar grief when they fight for the tinpot WBU heavyweight title at Wembley tonight.
Any tinpot scientist will tell you that, with the obvious exception of the slug and the sloth, humans are the laziest of animals: their idea of exercise is popping the lid of a Pringles tube before crashing on the sofa.
I suspect the apparently weak "can't do a thing about it" tinpot governments would clean up their act in no time.
But I've a sneaking feeling the Mersey men will be getting their claws on the old tinpot this season and at 7-1 (bet365) they have got to be worth a bet under a manager who lifted the trophy last season.
But you need more than a few excuses to start lumping on a 1-6 shot and there could simply be a chance that certain British boxers are becoming overrated because they are in possession of a world title, irrespective of whether it is with a tinpot organisation.
Those are the facts, as we will always tell our readers, no matter how uncomfortable some people in the media - and some tinpot Trots - might find them.
THERE is a tinpot title on the line, but there is also little doubt that tonight's IBO clash between Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles is for the true light-heavyweight championship of the world.
The Government should bury the remains of the Tory Party's educational policy and take three big steps forward as follows: 1 Dump overnight the tinpot exam culture, ie greatly reduce the number of boring exams for children, then straighten out and fly right with more apprenticeships on the curriculum at large, and more languages.