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

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"a drop in the bucket" in American English

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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 bucket compared to what some other companies got.

(Definition of “a drop in the bucket” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)