fleabite

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From flea +‎ bite.

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fleabite (plural fleabites)

  1. The bite of a flea, or the mark caused by such a bite.
  2. Something which causes only trifling irritation; a minor inconvenience.
    • 1919, Saki, ‘The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh’, The Toys of Peace, Penguin 2000 (Complete Short Stories), p. 408:
      He was a rich man, and the £2,000 a year, though not exactly a fleabite, did not seem an extravagant price to pay for the boarding-out of Crispina.

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