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Idioms Small potatoes and Small fry describe persons or things regarded as unimportant.
(Small fry can also refer to children: Peter's taking the small fry to the zoo.)
Do you use/ heard other idioms with the sense "unimportant person"?
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Last edited by SanMar; 28-Apr-2011 at 06:15. Reason: added more info
I don't hear it used for children much at all either. There's also small beer.
And the rather confrontational 'I was talking to the organ-grinder, not the monkey' (a reference to Organ grinder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - some of them used to have a monkey dancing as part of the show).