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The Idiom Attic - a collection of hundreds of English idioms, each one explained.

The meaning of "a drop in the bucket"

" A drop in the bucket (or ocean) "
A very small part of a bigger whole.
The country’s debt has risen to a trillion pounds. Paying off a billion is just a drop in the bucket.
Where did it originate?:
The Bible.
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