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Mickey Mouse

squeaky-voiced cartoon hero; the term is often used in alluding to things of minor significance or expense. [Am. Cinema: EB, VI: 862; Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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As author and travel writer William Ecenbarger puts it: "The world has literally become a Mickey Mouse operation.
He said: "The ship is called Donald Duckling, and it is a shocking example of a Mickey Mouse operation that undermines operators with decent standards.
This was no Mickey Mouse operation," said Judge Amjad Nawaz.
Anyone who can shift enough Disney merchandise to buy Wembley Stadium five times over can't be running a Mickey Mouse operation.
I'd like to refer to this whole thing as a real Mickey Mouse operation, but that would be an insult to Mickey Mouse,'' the coach said.
They said it was a Mickey Mouse operation and would never last.
Well of course they'd win, they were up against a Mickey Mouse operation.
Pierre-Yves Gerbeau has been named as the official saviour of Britain's very own Mickey Mouse operation.