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petty
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • The Ministry did not cut deals with petty criminals in my day, no sir, they did not!
  • Perhaps that will open their eyes to the kind of petty criminals with whom they are currently rubbing shoulders.) I count myself very lucky to have escaped the stigma of association with such people — the Minister really could not be more gracious to me — and I do hope, Ron, that you will not allow family ties to blind you to the misguided nature of our parents’ beliefs and actions, either.

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as in: a petty crime Define
of less importance -- at times implying insignificance
as in: don't be petty Define
focusing on an unimportant flaw; or attempting to make someone suffer for an unimportant wrong
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