"a fiddling sum of money"
"a footling gesture"
"our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"
"a little (or small) matter"
"a dispute over niggling details"
"limited to petty enterprises"
"giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction"
Paraphrases of great works, made by footling people.
出自： G. B. Shaw
Making up plots and complications, which he always found a bit footling.
出自： J. Carey