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Great oaks from little acorns grow, and Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.

Prov. Immense things can come from small sources. Don't tell lies, not even small ones. Great oaks from little acorns grow.
See also: acorn, and, great, little, mighty, oak

like stealing acorns from a blind pig

Rur. very easy. Getting Mary to sign the house over to me was like stealing acorns from a blind pig. Tom: Was it hard to fool so many people? Charlie: Nope. It was like stealing acorns from a blind pig.
See also: acorn, blind, like, pig, steal

Great/Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.

something that you say in order to emphasize that a large, successful organization or plan was very small or simple when it began Microsoft, which is now the biggest independent software company in the world, was founded in 1975 by just two men. It goes to show that great oaks from little acorns grow.
See also: acorn, great, grow, little, oak
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July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorns, the leading investment app that automatically invests the change from debit and credit card purchases, announces today that investing with Acorns is free for students between the ages of 18 and 23.
MILESTONE: Martin and Felicity Banbury, of Coventry, receiving their long service awards from Acorns chief executive David Strudley.
We rely on fundraising for most of our income, as unfortunately it is a sad fact that the demand for Acorns services grows daily.
Deer prefer acorns from the white oak family above those of the red oak groups.
Its acorns feed various songbirds, upland ground birds, water birds, deer, wild turkeys, and many small mammals.
Koenig calls the effect ``predator satiation'' - the trees produce so many acorns some years that the animals that feed on them can't possibly eat them all.
The Acorns app for Apple Watch and Android Wear works with the Acorns mobile app to allow investors to stay up to date with their Acorns account on the go.
This woodpecker simultaneously used several food sources including insects, sap, and immature and mature acorns.
That said, I still prefer chestnut oak acorns because of their larger size and greater ease in shelling.
But this ancient bur oak has seen hundreds of autumns and annually responds the same way--with a crop of acorns that promises a return to majesty.
With these thugs, a season's raids left enslaved species at about one-third the strength of a corral of unharrassed acorns.
Acorns are relatively high in fat and are a source of energy.
Guy Morris and Alessandra Borgognone will be getting married this spring after meeting at an Acorns Children's Hospice fund-raiser.
THE family of a teenager who died of a rare genetic disease four years ago have raised pounds 33,000 for Acorns Children's Hospice, which cared for him in his last two weeks.
A golf day raised pounds 2,000 to help provide care for life limited children at Acorns Children's Hospice.