There are certain groups of words in English, that indicate an action, either in spoken terms (or) in the informal context. They are called phrases (or) phrasal verbs.

Here, a drop in the ocean, is one such phrasal verb. Let’s move on to understand its meaning, along with some sentence examples.

  • a very tiny part of something big
  • a very small amount compared
  • to the amount needed or expected
  • an unimportant or insignificant amount
  1. Microsoft is a big company, so $30 million isn’t that big of a drop in the bucket.
  2. A hundred thousand may seem a lot, but it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the millions that need to be spent.
  3. I always try to give money to the charity, but sometimes I feel it is just a drop in the ocean.

I believe the above explanation helped you understand the meaning of a drop in the ocean, perfectly well. Keep Learning!!

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