Definition of fleabite in English:



  • 1A small red mark caused by the bite of a flea.

    • ‘She had been locked away with a convicted murderer, and she had emerged with head lice and flea bites.’
    • ‘To relieve itching, and to help heal flea bites and skin inflammation, consider giving your pet an herbal skin and coat rinse.’
    • ‘I thought this might be a reaction to the antibiotics I had him on to heal sores from the original flea bites.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A trivial injury or cost.
      ‘the proposed energy tax amounted to little more than a fleabite’
      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
      peanuts, chicken feed, piddling amount, shoestring
      chump change
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