from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Coins of low denomination.
- n. Something of little value or significance.
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- n. Coins of little value kept in one's pocket or bag.
- n. A minor or insignificant amount of money.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trifling sum of money
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For an hour he kept copying from Day Book to Ledger to Accoutrement Book, the small change of daily soldiering.
To begin with, it was small change denaro spicciolo, as the Italians would say, and we knew it: Menaggio and Cadenabbias Coppa di Consiglio was not exactly the kind of event that has its results posted on the ticker tape at the bottom of ESPNs SportsCenter screen.
“The hippos are going to fill our pockets with small change and dump us in the Seine.”
He assembled his small change in neat piles and dialled the London number of the ancient banking house of Fattorini.
Overhead ran $3 million a month and the partners had upped the billing rates considerably higher than the small change charged by Frederick Hubbard.
Because he does work, a bindle-stiff is expected usually to have some small change about him, and it is after that small change that the road-kids go.
None of this has much signifi - cance, being the small change in which dons delight.
His imaginary large reward shrank to a hand-full of small change and thence to nothing.
Victor wanted us to run away together, but I explained to him that Cliché was more powerful, richer, and had more small change than ever before, and that he would pursue us to the ends of the earth and that eventually he would find us.