small-timer

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small-timer (plural small-timers)

  1. A person who is limited to small, limited, petty or unimportant scale of things.
    • 1997: John Sandford, The Night Crew, Putnam, page 148
      "If he's smooth, he don't have to worry too much about the cops, because he's such a small-timer, and when they come around, he cooperates. The cops always want the big guys…"

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