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  1. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    A drop in a bucket


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    Re: A drop in a bucket

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


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    #3

    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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    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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    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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    #6

    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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    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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    #8

    Re: A drop in a bucket

    I often see 'A drop in the ocean' more, too :D

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    #9

    Re: A drop in a bucket

    We say a drop in the bucket in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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