great oaks from little acorns grow

great oaks from little acorns grow

Large and powerful things once were very small and insignificant. Primarily heard in UK. It's hard to believe that her successful clothing line was once a small business run from her tiny studio apartment. Great oaks from little acorns grow.
See also: acorn, great, grow, little, oak

great oaks from little acorns grow

People say great oaks from little acorns grow when they want to say that large and successful things can begin in a small way. It is going to take at least five seasons before the new club can take its rightful place in the third division. Still, great oaks from little acorns grow. Note: Other adjectives can be used instead of great and little. Henry Ford did not start his operations by hiring 330,000 employees and opening hundreds of factories in his first year. Remember, mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow. Note: Acorns are the nuts that grow on oak trees.
See also: acorn, great, grow, little, oak
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IT is often said that great oaks from little acorns grow - and that is certainly true for one Cardiff couple.
As the saying goes, great oaks from little acorns grow but it is not always as easy as it sounds.
They've played like champions all season, proving our belief that great oaks from little acorns grow.
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