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small-timeadjective

/ˈsmɔlˈtɑɪm/
not very important or successful: a small-time football team
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"small-time" in British English

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small-timeadjective

uk   /ˈsmɔːl.taɪm/ us   /ˈsmɑːl.taɪm/ 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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