Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “small beer”

See all translations

small beer

noun [U] uk   UK ( US small potatoes) informal us  
something that does not seem important when compared to something else: The insurance premium is small beer compared to what we'd have to pay if the house burned down.
Translations of “small beer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無足輕重的事物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无足轻重的事物…
(Definition of small beer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of small beer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “small beer”

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More