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English definition of “tall/great oaks from little acorns grow”

tall/great oaks from little acorns grow

saying
said about organizations or plans that start off very small or simple and become extremely large or successfulBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
(Definition of tall/great oaks from little acorns grow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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