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small potatoes

pl.n. Informal
1. A person or thing regarded as unimportant.
2. An insignificant amount or sum.
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small potatoes

n (functioning as singular or plural)
informal chiefly US and Canadian someone or something of little significance or value, esp a small amount of money
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small′ pota′toes


n.
an insignificant person or thing.
[1825–35]
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8 ounces small potatoes, such as fingerlings or new potatoes
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1kg very small potatoes, such as fingerlings, whole, or use medium-size yellow-fleshed potatoes, cut in halves or wedges
From award winning author Tonya Bolden and talented illustrator Don Tate, "No Small Potatoes: Junius G.
mustard 1 heaped tablespoon creme fraiche 1/2 a bunch of fresh woody herbs (15g), such as thyme, bay, rosemary White pepper 3 sprigs of fresh sage 300g minced higher-welfare veal (20% fat) 1 large free-range egg For the pastry: 300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 100g shredded suet 100g unsalted butter (cold) INGREDIENTS: (Serves 8) 2 onions 2 carrots 2 small potatoes 2 medium leeks Olive oil 300g freerange chicken thighs, skin off, bone out 300g skinless boneless free-range chicken breasts 4 rashers of higher-welfare smoked streaky bacon 1 knob of unsalted butter 50g plain flour 700ml organic chicken stock 2tsp English
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 8) 2 onions 2 carrots 2 small potatoes 2 medium leeks Olive oil 300g freerange chicken thighs, skin off, bone out 300g skinless boneless free-range chicken breasts 4 rashers of higher-welfare smoked streaky bacon 1 knob of unsalted butter 50g plain flour 700ml organic mustard 1 heaped tablespoon creme fraiche 1/2 a bunch of fresh woody herbs (15g), such as thyme, bay, rosemary White pepper 3 sprigs of fresh sage 300g minced higher-welfare veal (20% fat) 1 large free-range egg For the pastry: 300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting 100g shredded suet 100g unsalted butter (cold) chicken stock 2tsp English
Some may argue human rights amounts to small potatoes amid the very real, serious issues involving the North Korean nuclear threat.
But the weather is small potatoes compared to the capital's thorny issue in hosting mega events-the lack of hotel rooms for visitors.
20 small potatoes olive oil, for the potatoes 2 tsp honey 1 tsp soy sauce 20 cocktail sausages soured cream and ketchup, to serve PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 1 HOUR SERVES 10
Peel 2 small potatoes and cube into small pieces and keep aside.
"We look forward to continuing to work with Sky Sports and BT TWEET NOTHING Paddy Power seem to think it's small potatoes ...
We haven't seen him since that contest at the end of June, which should be viewed as a massive positive, and a 5lb higher mark looks small potatoes given how that race has worked out (the second is rated 8lb higher, the fourth has gone up 21lb and even the last home has scored since).

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