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.