A relatively trivial or minor problem or frustration (implying a contrast with serious problems such as those that may be experienced in the developing world): it’s a First World problem, but still if you’re staying at a 5-star resort you expect some decent service
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- I don’t have to struggle with first world problems like finding a parking space right next to the entrance of the mall since the bus drops me off there anyway.
- It’s a first world problem to be sure, but that doesn’t make tangled headphone cords any less annoying.
- Someone, somewhere, is playing the world’s smallest violin for my first-world problems.
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Syllabification: First World prob·lem
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