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small change

noun [U] uk   us  
money that is in the form of coins of low value something that is not considered to be expensive or important: He spent $10 million on a race horse, but that's just small change to him.
Translations of “small change”
in Chinese (Traditional) 小面值硬幣, 零錢, 廉價的東西…
in Russian мелочь, мелкие деньги…
in Turkish bozuk para…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小面值硬币, 零钱, 廉价的东西…
in Polish drobne…
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