mickey mouse

This page is about the slang term 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

a. a Disney company

b. a poorly-run business

c. in the animal business

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Contributor: Matt Errey