first world problem
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- First World problem
- a frustration or complaint only experienced by privileged individuals in wealthy countries
2010 April 6, MC Frontalot, “First World Problem” (song), in Zero Day (album):
2012 February 13, “The 'Top 100 First World Problems' According to Scooter Magruder (Video)”, Huffington Post, accessed on 2012-02-28:
- First world problems are not legitimate problems, but the minuscule annoyances that occur on a day-to-day basis in well-off, developed countries. Low cell phone battery? #firstworldproblems. Your hot water takes a while to get hot? #firstworldproblems.
2012 February 17, Campbell, Jeremy, “'It's a First-World problem'”, Fox 13 News:
- "My brand new phone got scratched on the first day that I got it," said Monica Menkis. That's a First World problem.
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frustration or complaint
- "First World Problems", Know Your Meme.