Translation of "a drop in the ocean" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

a drop in the ocean

UK (US a drop in the bucket)

a very small amount compared to the amount needed

沧海一粟;杯水车薪
My letter of protest was just a drop in the ocean. 我的抗议书不过是杯水车薪。

(Translation of “a drop in the ocean” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “a drop in the ocean”
Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!