- v. phr.To have the impression that one is insignificant, foolish, or humiliated.
"I feel small next to Hemingway," the young student of creative writing said.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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feel small — feel humiliated, feel ashamed; feel petty or small minded; feel insignificant … English contemporary dictionary
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