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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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small beerSomething that is of relatively little importance.Rate it:

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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.Rate it:

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in no small measureTo a very great extent.Rate it:

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it's a small worldUsed to express surprise at meeting an acquaintance or discovering a personal connection in a distant place or an unexpected context.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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small armsFirearms designed to be carried and fired by a single person; often held in the hand.Rate it:

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small beerUsed other than as an idiom: see small, beer.Rate it:

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small beerBeer with a low alcoholic content.Rate it:

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small changeA minor or insignificant amount of money.Rate it:

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small fryOne or more children.Rate it:

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small fryOne or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.Rate it:

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small fryOne or more small or immature fish.Rate it:

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small potatoesOne or more persons or things of relatively little consequence, importance, or value.Rate it:

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small printfine printRate it:

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small reedUsed other than as an idiom: see small, reed.Rate it:

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small reedA reed-like grass of the genus Calamagrostis.Rate it:

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small talkIdle conversation, typically on innocuous or unimportant subjects, usually engaged in at social gatherings out of politeness.Rate it:

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small wonderAn event or fact whose cause or rationale is not difficult to discern; an unsurprising occurrence.Rate it:

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sweat the small stuffTo worry about petty issues or insignificant matters.Rate it:

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wee small hoursHe worked into the wee small hours to get everything perfect for the opening day.Rate it:

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wee small hoursThe very early morning, just after midnight, when most people are asleep.Rate it:

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a hair's breadthA very small distance or amountRate it:

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Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.Rate it:

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poachers gunA small bore shotgun hidden in a walking cane.Rate it:

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Santa's workshopA busy, productive large or small work environment, populated by dedicated workers.Rate it:

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whistle-stopA small train station.Rate it:

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fly off the handlegetting angry for a small little thingRate it:

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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.Rate it:

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be in onTo be a party to a secret shared by a small group of people.Rate it:

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dust bunnyA small clump of dust, fluff, hair, particles of skin, etc. that tends to accumulate indoors in areas that are not regularly dusted, such as under heavy furniture.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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bit partsmall acting roleRate it:

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hair-splittingThe act of finding exceedingly small differences which are probably neither important nor noticeable to most people.Rate it:

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jump onTo attack someone verbally, or criticise them over strongly for small errors.Rate it:

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scrape togetherTo collect, assemble or gather small amounts , from various sources, with some difficulty.Rate it:

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take offlineDiscuss a sensitive or highly specific topic individually or in a small group away from a larger groupRate it:

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acknowledge the cornTo cop a plea; to admit to a small error but not a larger one.Rate it:

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banana republicA small country, especially one in Central America, that is dependent on a single export commodity (traditionally bananas) and that has a corrupt, dictatorial government.Rate it:

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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:

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bits and bobsA random assortment of things; small remaining pieces and things.Rate it:

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brass farthingSomething worthless or of small value.Rate it:

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Buckley's and noneA supposed two chances (probabilities), being Buckley's chance (meaning a very small chance) or no chance at all.Rate it:

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Buckley's chanceA very small chance; no chance at all.Rate it:

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buddy upTo form small teams, especially pairs, often to reduce the likelihood of an individual suffering harm without being noticed or to suit the nature of a task to be accomplished.Rate it:

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bump in the roadA very small town.Rate it:

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button noseA nose with a small size and a relatively flat, round shape, usually considered to be dainty or cute in appearance.Rate it:

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calling cardA small printed card which identifies the bearer, traditionally presented for introduction when making a social visit to a home or when attending a formal social event or business meeting.Rate it:

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camel's noseA metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.Rate it:

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