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"small-time" in British English

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small-timeadjective

uk   /ˈsmɔːl.taɪm/  us   /ˈsmɑːl-/ disapproving
small-timer
noun [C] uk   /ˈsmɔːl.taɪ.mər/  us   /ˈsmɑːl.taɪ.mɚ/
The ​police are ​arresting the small-timers when they should be going for the ​ringleaders.
(Definition of small-time from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"small-time" in American English

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small-timeadjective

 /ˈsmɔlˈtɑɪm/
not very ​important or ​successful: a small-time ​footballteam
(Definition of small-time from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “small-time”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不起眼的,不很成功的…
in Turkish önemsiz ve başarısız…
in Russian мелкий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不起眼的,不很成功的…
in Polish drobny…
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