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mickey mouse

Meaning: amateurish, low-quality, unprofessional

For example:

  • After Sam lost his job he said, "I was sick of wasting my time in that mickey mouse company, anyway."

  • Who cares if your team won the Carlton Cup? It's just a mickey mouse trophy that no-one cares about.

Quick Quiz:

If a company is often described as a "mickey mouse operation", it's probably
  1. a Disney company
  2. a poorly-run business
  3. in the animal business

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