What seems to many a trifling matter of wording could have profound consequences.
Let me denounce this piffling, trifling , self-satisfied world; these horse-hair seats; these coloured photographs of piers and parades.
Set against estimates of the infrastructure needed to sustain GDP growth at about 8 per cent, the sum is trifling .
You might think that these are mere trifling matters.
Puccini was expert not only at describing the trifling matters of daily life, but also at using various melodies to expose the distinctive personality of each character.
For those of a certain tribal cast of Irish-Australian mind, such questions of geography and chronology are trifling .
And, what's even more galling, we've been told that the sum involved is comparatively trifling , a drop in the ocean of the department's annual budget of €41 billion.
But human rights are not trifling matters and the EU, if it is to remain true to its founding principles, must not gloss over such matters.
With escalating club fees, trifling base salaries and percentages taken off credit card payments, that is an interesting question indeed.
As a general rule an injunction will be refused only where the interference with the claimant's right is trifling or slight.