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trifle with
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • Oh, it is a matter of no importance; but I don’t know why you should be so warm over such a trifle.
  • It is founded upon the observation of trifles.

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  • Just a trifle more, I fancy, Watson.
  • By an examination of the ground I gained the trifling details which I gave to that imbecile Lestrade, as to the personality of the criminal.
  • By the way, since you are interested in these little problems, and since you are good enough to chronicle one or two of my trifling experiences, you may be interested in this.
  • It is, of course, a trifle, but there is nothing so important as trifles.
  • It is, of course, a trifle, but there is nothing so important as trifles.
  • Do you think that I would respond to such a trifle and yet be ignorant of his death?
  • Yet when I spoke to her of the matter, she answered me abruptly; and in the carriage, on our way home, she seemed absurdly agitated over this trifling cause.
  • I could, of course, borrow so trifling a sum ten times over from my friends, but I much prefer to make it a matter of business and to carry out that business myself.

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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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