Too many cooks spoil the broth

This page is about the saying "Too many cooks spoil the broth".

Possible interpretation: Sometimes it is better to have one or a few people do a job than to have many people do it. If too many people are involved, the task will not be done well.

Note: This proverb seems to contradict the saying: "Many hands make light work."
broth (noun): soup

Quick Quiz:

"Too many cooks spoil the broth" is a saying about

a. cookery

b. soup

c. tasks

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Contributor: Josef Essberger