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Phrase: A drop in the ocean (British English) / bucket (American English)

Meaning: A tiny amount of something; unimportant, insignificant or not enough:
A hundred bucks is a drop in the bucket. I need a million dollars.
Our complaints were a drop in the ocean, that is, a waste of time because they were not even considered.

Date: 2017-11-01 16:04:44

Subject: Importance

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