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a dwarf standing on the shoulders of giants
A person whose insights, discoveries, or knowledge in general is not due to ingenuity on his or her own part, but rather due to the discoveries or previous work of great minds that have come before. Though this is indeed an exciting discovery toward curing cancer, I am but a dwarf standing on the shoulders of giants.
stand on the shoulders of giants
To make discoveries, insights, or progress due to the discoveries or previous work of great minds that have come before. Though this is indeed an exciting discovery toward curing cancer, we have stood on the shoulders of giants to reach this point today.
a great power that is still and waiting. The huge country to the south is a sleeping giant, waiting for its chance to become sufficiently industrialized to have real prosperity. The U.S. was a sleeping giant at the outbreak of both world wars.
a gentle giant
a man who is very tall and strong, but has a very quiet, gentle character that does not match his appearance As placid and amiable as he was tall, he became known as the gentle giant of the squad.
n. a genius. I’m no mental giant, but I do know trouble when I see it.