minimus minimus

Definition(s):

  • (n) the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe

Usage(s):

  1. The troupe is small and select, a circus minimus with only 63 performers chosen from 7,000 who tour Russia in multiple subdivisions of the state circus.
  2. This proposal would also allow LIS plans to waive a de minimus amount of their premiums if they fall above the low-income subsidy benchmarks.

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  1. Daniels added: "In addition, the opinion says that the management firm may not receive more than 'a de minimus interest in the profits and losses of the business.'"
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Mitch Daniels Source: Reuters

  2. "I think what the majority is laying out is kind of a happy life of low expectations," said Representative Peter Roskam, a Republican from Illinois, during the debate over the bill. "This is so narrowly crafted and so de minimus and being...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Peter Roskam Source: New York Times (blog)

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