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English definition of “pocket change”

pocket change

noun [U]
coins rather than paper money: Several people gave pocket change as donations to the event.
a small amount of money: When states are collecting $7 billion in sales tax, a few million is pocket change.
(Definition of pocket change from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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