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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That is why the majority of Northern Irish persons (including many Catholics) do not want to be part of a tinpot Republic, with no health service and an economy which is mired in debt.
But it can't be a contest dictated by a tinpot tyrant itching to take Britain over his Brexit cliff edge.
Look no further than lying tinpot tyrant Boris Johnson and the Brextremist dictators plotting a coup to impose a deceitful, nationalist fantasy.
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But digs, intentional or not, at decent ex-employees is strictly tinpot.
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If we lose, we can forget about a worthless tinpot trophy and focus on securing promotion.