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drop in the bucket

A tiny amount, especially when compared to a much larger one. I'm glad Tony started repaying the money he borrowed from me, but the five dollars he gave me yesterday is just a drop in the bucket compared to what he still owes.
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bucket

1. n. the goal (hoop and net) in basketball. (Sports.) Freddy arced one at the bucket and missed.
2. n. a hoop or basket in basketball. (Sports.) Four buckets in two minutes. Is that a record, or what?
3. n. the buttocks. (see also can.) Sam’s getting a real fat bucket, isn’t he?
4. n. an old car. (From bucket of bolts.) How much did you pay for that old bucket?
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References in classic literature ?
Bucket, "you train him respectable, and he'll be a comfort to you, and look after you in your old age, you know.
Bucket throws his light into the doorway and says to Mr.
Bucket for a little private confabulation, tells his tale satisfactorily, though out of breath.
Bucket has to take Jo by the arm a little above the elbow and walk him on before him, without which observance neither the Tough Subject nor any other Subject could be professionally conducted to Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Bucket mentions that he has the key of the outer door in his pocket and that there is no need to ring.
Bucket, still having his professional hold of Jo and appearing to Mr.
Now, tell me," says Bucket aloud, "how you know that to be the lady.
Be quite sure of what you say, Tough," returns Bucket, narrowly observant of him.
says Bucket, evidently pleased though, and well pleased too.
Bucket slightly, "we haven't got much good out of YOU.
Bucket, to whom it is, on an emergency, as natural to be groom of the ceremonies as it is to be anything else, shows her downstairs, not without gallantry.
Bucket, accompanying him to the door and shaking hands with him over and over again, "what I like in you is that you're a man it's of no use pumping; that's what YOU are.
Bucket, shaking hands with him and blessing him in the tenderest manner, "it's what you DO.
Both The Underknowns and The Yellow Bucket have a quirky sense of humour when it comes to naming their groups.
We'll start with the bucket that is obviously the first bucket.