English version

small fry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsmall fryˈsmall fry noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 people or things that are not important when compared to other people or things 🔊 There’s no point in arresting the small fry.
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small fryFeeders are small fry, though they're well paid if the ransom's high.Well, the reader may say, he's small fry, an easy target.The Army seemed very small fry in comparison.We were small fry compared with them.
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