1A small red mark on the skin caused by the bite of a flea.
- About six days after suffering the infected flea bite, the victim develops a blackish pustule at the point of the bite.
- The poor thing is allergic to flea bites, and has the most awful scabs around his back legs and tail area.
- She had been locked away with a convicted murderer, and she had emerged with head lice and flea bites.
1.1A very minor insignificant inconvenience or cost: the proposed energy tax amounted to little more than a flea bite
very small sum, pittance, trifle, trifling sum, drop in the ocean, insignificant sum, derisory sum, paltry sum;
small change, pence;
next to nothing, hardly anything
North American informal chump change
South African informal tickey
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