Passing Phrase -

Meter al Meter

Literally: A meter by a meter
Idiomatically: Very small

According to Wikipedia, the word meter as a measurement was defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. This phrase is very modern, and has no equivalent in Jewish sources. BTW when someone uses the term "meter rats" - מטר רץ they are referring to the length of an object without taking into consideration the width or depth. A meter by a meter is a square meter which is 10.7 square feet.

This by definition is very small - except if you are a mouse.

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