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Meaning of “a drop in the bucket” in the English Dictionary

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a drop in the bucket

something ​small and ​unimportant, esp. when ​compared with something ​else: We were ​paid about $50,000, but that was a drop in the ​bucketcompared to what some other ​companies got.
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