something of small importance; or a small quantity
She prizes not such trifles as these are:
Let him that makes but trifles of his eyes First hand me: on mine own accord I’ll off; But first I’ll do my errand—The good queen, For she is good, hath brought you forth a daughter; Here ’tis; commends it to your blessing.
My father named me Autolycus; who being, I as am, littered under Mercury, was likewise a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.
Would he do so, I’d beg your precious mistress, Which he counts but a trifle.
—Beseech you, sir, Remember since you ow’d no more to time Than I do now: with thought of such affections, Step forth mine advocate; at your request My father will grant precious things as trifles.
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Don’t waste my time with trifling matters.
We all agree with the goal, but how to achieve it is not a trifling matter.