smalltime


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small·time

or small-time  (smôl′tīm′)
adj. Informal
Insignificant or unimportant; minor: a smalltime actor.

small′tim′er n.
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smalltime

or small-time
adjective
Informal. Below another in standing or importance:
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The show, whose objective is to market smalltime musicians to music lovers, will also act as a build up to the premiere of the annual Thuntsha-Lerole festival later in the year.
He said that smalltime shopkeepers could not pay the heavy fines so they were sent to prison.
Knocking it long to Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini in the hope of causing some consequential damage is smalltime. Failing to exploit even a sliver of Paul Pogba's talent is small-time.
The Catholic Church has been vocal against the administration's bloody war on drugs, which has killed thousands, mostly smalltime drug pushers and users, since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power.
And police will take the same approach with smalltime shoplifters and people who pee in the street.
Soon after Maggie's death Stephen Jackson, a smalltime dealer and addict, is killed in an explosion in his home.
Here, he meets 28-year-old Thomas Winston, a smalltime dealer struggling to stay out of prison and avoid the lure of easy money that drugdealing offers.