many hands make light work

Many hands make light work.

Prov. If everyone helps with a large task, it will get done easily and quickly. Cleaning up the banquet room won't take long if we all help; many hands make light work. You do have a lot of dishes to wash, but you also have all of us to help you, and many hands make light work.
See also: hand, light, make, many, work

many hands make light work

More helpers make a task easier, as in We need a few more volunteers to move the furniture-many hands make light work, you know . This proverb was first recorded in English in the early 1300s in a knightly romance known as Sir Bevis of Hampton. It appeared in practically all proverb collections from 1546 on. For the converse, see too many cooks spoil the broth.
See also: hand, light, make, many, work