a drop in the bucket
This page is about the idiom a drop in the bucket
Meaning: If an amount is a drop in the bucket, it's a very small portion of the amount that's needed.
- Our government's sending a thousand tons of food, but that's just a drop in the bucket compared to what's needed.
- I know twenty dollars is just a drop in the bucket, but if everyone gave that much it'd make a big difference.
The British and Australian equivalent is "a drop in the ocean".
Variety: This idiom is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If a donation to help people in need is a drop in the bucket, it is
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Contributor: Matt Errey