View Poll Results: A drop in the bucket...

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  • is a small problem that will probably get larger.

    195 13.49%
  • a contribution too small to make much or any difference.

    919 63.60%
  • means that every small contribution helps.

    331 22.91%
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    Default Re: A drop in a bucket

    I think that the choices no. 2 & 3 are similar in meaning

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    Default Re: A drop in a bucket

    In the UK we often say "a drop in the ocean" for the same thing.

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    Default Re: A drop in a bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by blueabell2go View Post
    In the UK we often say "a drop in the ocean" for the same thing.
    Hmm. I feel that meaning's more along the lines of the second option, which is is why I voted for the first.

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    Default Re: A drop in a bucket

    As I never use the 'bucket' variant, I assumed it must have a different meaning from the 'ocean' one. Just as well I never use it

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    Default Re: A drop in a bucket

    The thread title does not match the idiom. The expression is "a drop in the bucket".

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    Default Re: A drop in a bucket

    Quote Originally Posted by blueabell2go View Post
    In the UK we often say "a drop in the ocean" for the same thing.
    And we in Poland say "a drop in the sea"

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