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trifle Idioms & Phrases

a trifle

  • adverb to a small degree; somewhat
    a bit; a little.
    • it's a bit warm
    • felt a little better
    • a trifle smaller

To trifle with

  • to play the fool with; to treat without respect or seriousness; to mock; as, to trifle with one's feelings, or with sacred things.
Webster 1913

trifle away

  • verb spend wastefully
    wanton; wanton away.
    • wanton one's money away

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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