chicken feed
noun Date: 1836 slang a paltry sum (as in profits or wages)

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  • chicken feed — {n.}, {slang} A very small sum of money. * /John and Bill worked very hard, but they were only paid chicken feed./ * /Mr. Jones is so rich be thinks a thousand dollars is chicken feed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chicken feed — {n.}, {slang} A very small sum of money. * /John and Bill worked very hard, but they were only paid chicken feed./ * /Mr. Jones is so rich be thinks a thousand dollars is chicken feed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chicken feed — chicken .feed n [U] an amount of money that is so small that it is almost not worth having ▪ The bank offered to lend us £1,000 but that s chicken feed compared to what we need …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chicken feed — chicken ,feed noun uncount INFORMAL an amount of money that is too small to be satisfactory …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chicken feed — [n] small amount of money coins, nickles and dimes*, paltry sum, peanuts*, pin money*, pocket money, small change, small potatoes*, spending money; concept 340 …   New thesaurus

  • chicken feed — ► NOUN informal ▪ a paltry sum of money …   English terms dictionary

  • chicken feed — ☆ chicken feed n. Slang an insignificant sum of money …   English World dictionary

  • Chicken Feed — For the novel, see Chickenfeed. Chicken Feed Directed by Robert A. McGowan Charles Oelze Produced by Hal Roach Written by Hal Roach H. M. Walker …   Wikipedia

  • chicken feed — noun 1. dry mash for poultry • Syn: ↑scratch • Hypernyms: ↑mash 2. an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken\ feed — noun slang A very small sum of money. John and Bill worked very hard, but they were only paid chicken feed. Mr. Jones is so rich be thinks a thousand dollars is chicken feed …   Словарь американских идиом

  • chicken feed — also chickenfeed N UNCOUNT If you think that an amount of money is so small it is hardly worth having or considering, you can say that it is chicken feed. I was making a million a year, but that s chicken feed in the pop business. Syn: peanuts …   English dictionary

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