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- v. Present participle of piffle.
- adj. unimportant
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Trifling; insignificant; twaddling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (informal) small and of little importance
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Counterfeit goods in South Africa account for a "piffling" amount compared to other countries internationally, SA Revenue
The movie I mention above was mostly bad, but I think the part about the publicist with the hot stars as clients and how badly magazines suck up to them must be painfully close to how things are at EW with these sickeningly overexposed piffling talents who shall not be mentioned by me anymore.
So piffling was it that Vega was able to control it with his feet and start a Venezuela attack.
Indeed, it wanted just a piffling 3% or so for its trouble.
And in arenas that accommodate many more thousands than the already large, but by comparison piffling, Foxwoods, nuances like refined acting and literate lyrics -- those possibly to-be-forgotten pluses of one-time Broadway -- mean less to viewers than audacious flying, lighting and sound effects.
I scoff at their 2,000 books, Litlove, and I look forwarding to your singlehandedly dismantling this piffling prediction.
The first of those sets lasted a piffling 27 minutes, featured a break of Tsonga's serve in the opening game and otherwise required Federer to call on no more energy than he must expend sitting in chairs with an enigmatic expression on his face for those Credit Suisse advertisements.
And when Musharraf was finally forced to hold a free and fair election in February 2008 under pressure from both the United States and ordinary Pakistanis, the pro-Taliban parties won only a piffling 2 percent of the vote.
Folks who have just laughed at the piffling 65,000,000 yen should check the requirements before laughing - no women or foreigners allowed - only Japanese males over the age of 35.
It only managed a piffling, 0.1% increase in the last quarter of the old year.