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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.
Translations of “a drop in the ocean”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滄海一粟, 杯水車薪…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沧海一粟, 杯水车薪…
(Definition of a drop in the ocean from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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