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Tiny.‘doesn't he have a teeny-weeny twinge of conscience?’
- ‘Is that just a teeny-weeny bit… well, dismissive?’
- ‘He makes himself out to be a real man's man but melts at the sight of his coworkers babies, making comments such as ‘look at how teeny-weeny those fingernails are!’’
- ‘This is a very big plane with teeny-weeny wings.’
- ‘They are pukka and top drawer, but with a teeny-weeny, alternative streak.’
- ‘There's just one teensy-weensy little thing that's worrying me now, and I wondered if you might have the answer’
- ‘Worried about squeezing into that teensy-weensy bikini?’
- ‘Lots of footballers go, and some of the rooms are palatial, but others are teeny-weeny; I think it's obscenely overpriced for what it is.’
- ‘Isn't it just a teeny-weeny bit dodgy to have an advert of a grown man surrounded by children?’
- ‘I just have some localised swelling left where the abscess is and a teeny-weeny bit of sensitivity.’
- ‘The crab, which eats away at riverbanks, clogs water intake pipes and is considered too teensy-weensy to make for an enjoyable human snack, can trek 500 kilometres from its salt water spawning grounds and could easily inhabit our river.’
- ‘Accordingly, I find her use of the word ‘disingenuous’ just a teeny-weeny bit over the top!’
- ‘The supermodel wore a teeny-weeny bikini at a fashion show in Brazil.’
- ‘If you're miserable on the inside, a teeny-weeny nose or super-duper frontage is not going to make a blind bit of difference.’
- ‘Could it be that you're finding it all just a teeny-weeny bit unconvincing?’
- ‘Naturally, there were some teeny-weeny faults with the car.’
- ‘Next to this small area was an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bathroom.’
- ‘Forget teeny-weeny bikinis - micro-mini skirts are here.’
- ‘So, for the benefit of your accountant, I have drawn up this simple, teensy-weensy agenda to show where the money goes.’
- ‘Please sir, could you please make a teensy-weensy exception?’
- ‘He did, however, have one more teensy-weensy problem: the title.’
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