chicken feed


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chicken feed

n. Slang
A trifling amount of money.

chicken feed

n
slang a trifling amount of money

chick′en feed`



n. Slang.
1. an insignificant sum of money.
2. small change, as pennies and nickels.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chicken feed - dry mash for poultrychicken feed - dry mash for poultry      
mash - mixture of ground animal feeds
2.chicken feed - an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
controlled substance - a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law

chicken feed

noun
Slang. A small or trifling amount of money:
Informal: peanut (used in plural).
Slang: two bits.
Translations

chicken feed

n (fig) he earns chicken feedguadagna una miseria
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Unfortunately, the water in those areas was being contaminated with chicken feed waste, feces, rotten eggs, and other waste by the huge number of poultry farms along the water streams.
LAHORE -- Director General Punjab Food Authority (PFA) Capt (retd) Muhammad Usman Younis along with his team sealed a chicken feed production unit for allegedly producing cooking oil from chicken remains in Sargodha on Friday.
CHITRAL -- Social activists in Drosh claimed that they had caught a vehicle carrying poultry waste out of Chitral, adding that the waste was being carried out of Chitral to be used in the production of cooking oil and chicken feed.
Summary: From turning them into margarine, chicken feed to fertiliser, marine species have been overfarmed for centuries
Objectives: To determine the various constituents of commercial, broiler chicken feed and the presence of these constituents in their meat.
But there is documented proof that the caged chicken feed also contains melamine, roxersone and pesticides.
As chicken feed Marigold petals have been used as a means to make egg yolks more vivid, because of their high levels of xanthophylls that result in yellow pigment.
To add to her woes, she had six weeks worth of chicken feed worth P6 000 which also has been damaged.
One thousand pounds is an awful lot of money to the everyday man and woman in the street, but it is chicken feed to some, particularly high earners, professional footballers and the like.
Well, the saving on chemical pesticides that I would try every summer was about two to three months worth the price of chicken feed. Plus, they are entertaining to watch go through some of their day.
And the 23-year-old's [euro]250,000 a week salary is hardly chicken feed.
Someone who could term his PS250,000pa cheque for writing a Telegraph column (at the same time as being Mayor of London) as 'chicken feed' could hardly be described as a man of the people.