"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"
The Act of Settlement had imposed many niggling..restrictions on the power of a sovereign.
出自： C. C. Trench
She had a certain impatience, especially for niggling scholars.