tin-pot

Related to tin-pot: routinized

tin-pot

(tĭn′pŏt′)
adj.
Insignificant or unimportant; minor.
References in classic literature ?
It was a great comfort to turn from that chap to my influential friend, the battered, twisted, ruined, tin-pot steamboat.
Kerry Menzies, Coatbridge NICOLA Sturgeon's comment about tin-pot dictators being a threat to democracy is an apt description of herself.
SDLP chief Colum Eastwood blasted Mr Johnson as "a tin-pot dictator" and the Alliance Party's Naomi Long said it "undermined democracy".
'Let us reiterate our commitment to democratic ideals on 42nd anniversary of July 5, 1977 when a tin-pot dictator overthrew the government of Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first Prime Minister elected directly by the people of Pakistan,' the PPP Chairman stated in his message on the eve of the day marked as Black Day in the history of Pakistan.
Or today's Sisi of Egypt, Bolsonaro of Brazil, "Dirty" Duterte of the Philippines, Erdogan of Turkey, Orban of Hungary, Xi Jinping of China, or any of the tin-pot dictators littering Latin America?
Next time moan, just that you are the breadline tin-pot Steve Many believe that housing development has seen the end of any East Cleveland / East Middlesbrough Bypass.
The President is an enemy of democracy and a useful idiot for every tin-pot adversary revelling in the weakening of a once mighty USA, including an increasingly bullish Kim Jong-un.
The net effect of this is a tendency towards 'bling' that we used to rightly mock on the uniforms of tin-pot dictators and a general cheapening of our honour system.
He said PPP leadership had undergone world's worst media trial in the history at the hands of tin-pot dictators and other opponents but it always stood for freedom of press because our Party's ideology was to build a society based on tolerance and proactive progress.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that workers of the PPP will be paying homage to Begum Nusrat Bhutto on her 5th death anniversary and that the party will never forget her struggle against the worst dictatorial regime and leading the most popular movement against tin-pot dictatorship in Pakistani history.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown said: "People are fed up with yet another tuppenny tin-pot imitation Churchill promising to 'fight them on the beaches' while weakening our defences and wrecking our economy."
He said that it was a matter of shame for the Nawaz government to put the former elected Prime Ministers on ECL while facilitating a tin-pot dictator to go abroad on fake and fabricated medical certificates.