from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A modest or minor level of attainment in a competitive field: a critical success that took her from the small time all the way to Hollywood.
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- n. A modest level of achievement, often local
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I had small time to pick out praise or blame, for two lord-like Bucks came in, upon whose strictures my presence seemed to impose restraint; I plebeian'd off therefore.