English version

small-time

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsmall-timeˈsmall-time adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š β†’ small-time crook/gangster etc β€”small-timer noun [countable]
Examples from the Corpus
small-timeβ€’ Robert Burke, a Hartley regular, is Bill McCabe, a small-time conman who has just been dumped by his girl.β€’ It was either small-time crookery or the docks, and I thought, well, the crookery's better, really.β€’ a small-time drug dealerβ€’ It was not an astonishing one, in the context of a small-time drugs network.β€’ Do you think we would have been better off if Dad had been a small-time failure.β€’ Even small-time investors can place their money in venture capital funds traded on Wall Street.β€’ The crimes were petty stuff, small-time marijuana, heroin started coming in.β€’ Most of Jenkins' articles were about small-time police corruption.β€’ What we are is a nation of small-time sinners, which is not per se unusual nor even particularly bad.β€’ With the rise of the bond markets, the equity salesmen and traders had been reduced by comparison to small-time toll takers.
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