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Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

This page is about the saying "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow"

Possible meaning:
The normal order of words would be "Mighty oaks grow from little acorns." We understand: sometimes small and modest things can become very large and impressive things with time.

Note:
oak (noun) = a large hardwood tree found in many forests of the northern hemisphere; oak tree | acorn (noun) = the fruit of the oak tree, containing a small oval nut which is the seed | Another form of this proverb is: "Great oaks from little acorns grow"

Quick Quiz

If you say "mighty oaks from little acorns grow" you mean something like

a. small things are basically very strong

b. the seed of an oak tree is called an acorn

c. big things can come from small beginnings

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Contributor: Josef Essberger