narrow-gauge

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narrow-gauge (not comparable)

  1. narrow gauge (attributive)
  2. Limited or petty.
    • 2013, Luc van Doorslaer & ‎Peter Flynn, Eurocentrism in Translation Studies, ISBN 9027271631, page 6:
      It seems to the editors that this is somehow curiously reminiscent of Whorf's defense of Native American languages and cultures in the face of narrow-gauge views on language and culture at the time, without going so far as to take a strict Sapir-Whorfian stance that might posit unbridgeable gaps in translation theory and practice from one culture to the next.