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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “a drop in the ocean”

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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。
Small amounts of moneyLarge amounts of money
Translations of “a drop in the ocean”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滄海一粟, 杯水車薪…
(Definition of a drop in the ocean from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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