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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsmall-timeˈsmall-time adjective   small-time crook/gangster etcsmall-timer noun [countable]
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small-timeRobert Burke, a Hartley regular, is Bill McCabe, a small-time conman who has just been dumped by his girl.It was either small-time crookery or the docks, and I thought, well, the crookery's better, really.a small-time drug dealerIt was not an astonishing one, in the context of a small-time drugs network.Do you think we would have been better off if Dad had been a small-time failure.Even small-time investors can place their money in venture capital funds traded on Wall Street.The crimes were petty stuff, small-time marijuana, heroin started coming in.Most of Jenkins' articles were about small-time police corruption.What we are is a nation of small-time sinners, which is not per se unusual nor even particularly bad.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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