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on the small/high/heavy etc side

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishon the small/high/heavy etc sideon the small/high/heavy etc sidespokenLITTLE/NOT VERY a little too small, too high, too heavy etc The trousers are a bit on the small side. side
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on the small/high/heavy etc sideAlso on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side, but flavorful.For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side.The little one's a bit on the small side.Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side.Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side.The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side.The bedrooms, though on the small side, have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.
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