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trifle with
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Heart of Darkness
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • Everything belonged to him—but that was a trifle.
  • I had often ’a little fever,’ or a little touch of other things—the playful paw-strokes of the wilderness, the preliminary trifling before the more serious onslaught which came in due course.

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  • The heavens do not fall for such a trifle.

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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.

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as in: trifle with her affections Define
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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