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Difference between Flea bite and Flea-bitten

flea bitea trifling inconvenience; a small problem:

  • The great Battle of Marathon was a mere flea-bite for an empire that stretched from India to Egypt.

flea-bittensaid of smth. worn and broken down by hard use:

  • Up to now the landlords have held back from replacing any of the old flea-bitten furniture.