One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Mummy gives me such a piffling allowance’
inadequate, insufficient, tiny, small, minimal, trifling, paltry, pitiful
negligible, token, nominal
insulting, derisory, contemptible, outrageous
ridiculous, laughable, ludicrous, risible, preposterous, absurd
informal measly, stingy, lousy, pathetic, piddling, mingy, poxy
North American informal nickel-and-dime
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