widow's mite

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wid·ow's mite

A small contribution made by one who has little.

[From the widow who gave two small coins to the Temple treasury in Mark 12:43.]

widow's mite

a small contribution given by a person who has very little
[allusion to Mark 12:43]
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To escape the vats I would stop at nothing steal the widow's mite, the orphan's crust, and pennies from a dead man's eyes.
Gusher spoke for an hour and a half on the subject to a meeting, including two charity schools of small boys and girls, who were specially reminded of the widow's mite, and requested to come forward with halfpence and be acceptable sacrifices, I think the wind was in the east for three whole weeks.
I'm afraid that Ted was using widow's mites from PCC congregations to play a game in which he was way out of his depth.