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trifling
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Arrowsmith
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • He concentrated on Leora, but his talk was of Martin: "Your husband must be an Artist Healer, not a picker of trifles like these laboratory men."
  • But Gottlieb’s no picker of trifles," insisted Martin.

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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
  • His trifling with the drug of research was risky.
  • Egbert Arrowsmith and I would fain trifle with another bottle of that renowned strawberry pop.

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  • not a woman to trifle with or ignore
  • The European Parliament refuses to be trifled with.

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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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