Drop in the bucket, A
Means: A small, and thereby relatively insignificant, part of a whole
Biblical Text: Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing (Isaiah 40:15).
Example of Use: Given everything John Studley has been through in his life, executing a two-minute drill to defeat Cambridge is a mere drop in the bucket. (“Studley Performance; Peabody QB Beats Odds,” Dan Ventura, Oct. 30, 2004, The Boston Herald)
This excerpt is from Wayne Harvey’s Raising Cain: How the Bible Shapes the Things You Say Used with permission by LifeWay. Order at http://www.lifeway.com/Product/raising-cain-P005609444
Wayne Harvey, director of missions for the Sante Fe River Baptist Association in Gainesville, has pastored churches in Connecticut and Florida. He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Florida State University, Harvey provides a broad definition for each expression he lists in alphabetic order and cites in a 506-page paperback resource.
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