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"small change" in British English

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small changenoun [U]

uk   /ˌsmɔːl ˈtʃeɪndʒ/  us   /ˌsmɑːl ˈtʃeɪndʒ/
money that is in the ​form of ​coins of ​lowvalue
something that is not ​considered to be ​expensive or ​important: He ​spent $10 million on a ​racehorse, but that's just ​smallchange to him.
(Definition of small change from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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small changenoun [U]

 us   /smɔl ˈtʃeɪndʒ/
coins of little ​value, or a small ​amount of ​money: I only had some small change in my ​pocket. The ​cost of this ​project is small change ​compared to the one we'll be ​starting next ​year.
(Definition of small change from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “small change”
in Chinese (Simplified) 小面值硬币, 零钱, 廉价的东西…
in Turkish bozuk para…
in Russian мелочь, мелкие деньги…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小面值硬幣, 零錢, 廉價的東西…
in Polish drobne…
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