from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Insignificant or unimportant; minor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Inferior; shoddy.
- adj. Of a country, regime etc., autocratic, especially amusingly so.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the manufacture of tinplate as at present carried on in England, the pot, filled with molten tin, in which the sheet of iron receives its first coating of tin, immediately after being taken out of the palm-oil bath.
The region's history has been so fraught and often incomprehensibly savage that simply reporting the plain facts—the slave trade and sugar plantations, the depredations of tin-pot dictators, the numerous noxious creatures—requires considerable dialing back simply to make it believable.
He described them as filled with, third-world variety Runyonesque people, tin-pot dictators.
The GOP can then share responsibility with Mr. Obama for losing in Libya and emboldening a tin-pot dictator.
The problem with HAs (as well as Condo Associations) and so forth is that they seem to attract the worst sort of tin-pot petty tyrants onto them, even worse than those who manage to get themselves onto zoning boards.
The reason Nancy Pelosi wants to use this unsavory subterfuge of a tin-pot Machiavelli is because she cannot find a majority of votes for the Senate bill.
We have a president who fears to stand up to tin-pot tyrannts.
Having the BEST, STRONGEST military prevents future wars from the tin-pot dictators Obama bows down to or goes out of his way to praise.
Lately, our hired hand, Cameron, strikes me as looking very tin-pot and a bit Iago too.
Why must the media hang on every word this dimwitted tin-pot wannabee has to say?
By contrast, today's large corporations are run like banana republics by tin-pot dictators.