chump-change

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

chump-change (not comparable)

  1. (US, idiomatic, slang) Of or pertaining to something of little monetary value.
    We don't have much money, but we can at least pay some of these chump-change bills.
    • 2002, Barbara Quint, "The Digital Library of the Future." Information Today, vol 19 iss 7, July/Aug 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2007.
      For a chump-change price of $2,000, any library could gain both the tools to create its own 24/7 digital reference service and access to a Global Reference Network of colleagues.
    • 2004, Leigh Thompson and Geoffrey J. Leonardelli, "Why negotiation is the most popular business school course," Ivey Business Journal, Jul/Aug 2004, p. 3.
      These key principles apply nicely to nearly any negotiation, whether it is an international high-finance deal or a chump-change haggle.

Noun[edit]

chump-change (uncountable)

  1. See chump change.