small time

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İngilizce - Türkçe
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İngilizce - İngilizce
A modest level of achievement, often local

The TV talent show rocketed her from the small time to stardom.

(Slang) worthless, trivial, insignificant; lower level of a profession (e.g.: "Small time lawyer")
A modest or minor level of attainment in a competitive field: a critical success that took her from the small time all the way to Hollywood
On a small scale

a small-time thief.

If you refer to workers or businesses as small-time, you think they are not very important because their work is limited in extent or not very successful. small time drug dealers. big-time. small-time crook/gangster etc a criminal who is not involved in large or serious crimes
small time