a drop in the ocean
This page is about the idiom a drop in the ocean
If an amount is a drop in the ocean, 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 ocean compared to what's needed.
- I know twenty dollars is just a drop in the ocean, but if everyone gave that much it'd make a big difference.
The U.S. equivalent is "a drop in the bucket".
This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If something is described as being a drop in the ocean, it is
Contributor: Matt Errey