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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 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 football team

(Definition of “small-time” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)