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small fry

noun [U] uk   informal us  
people or things that are not considered to be important: They may be key players in their own company, but they're small fry in the industry itself.
Translations of “small fry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無足輕重的人(或事物)…
in Russian мелкая сошка…
in Turkish önemsiz kimse, ufak tefek şeyler…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无足轻重的人(或事物)…
in Polish płotki…
(Definition of small fry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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