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

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"a drop in the ocean" in British English

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a drop in the ocean

UK US a drop in the bucket

C2 a very small amount compared to the amount needed:

My letter of protest was just a drop in the ocean.

(Definition of “a drop in the ocean” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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