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little red dot

little red dot
 n.— «Comparing Singapore with the United States, Japan and Australia, Goh said: “We are not in the same class. After all we are only three million people. Just a little red dot on the map. Where is the capacity to help 211 million people?” Goh said. In an interview earlier this month Indonesia President B.J. Habibie was quoted as referring to Singapore as a “red dot” on a map.» —“Singapore to help Indonesia within limits” in Singapore Reuters Aug. 23, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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