could be written on the back of a postage stamp

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Etymology[edit]

Because postage stamps are very small.

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could be written on the back of a postage stamp

  1. (figuratively) Is very small or limited.
    • 2008, Sam Baker, Deadly Beautiful
      Something classical that Annie couldn't immediately place, which was hardly surprising given that what Annie knew about symphonies could be written on the back of a postage stamp.