many hands make light work

many hands make light work

proverb The more people working together on something, the quicker and easier it will be to finish. Come on, help me fix this fence—many hands make light work. If we all work together to organize the warehouse, we'll have it done in a day. Many hands like work.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

many hands make light ˈwork

(saying) a task is done easily if a lot of people share the work
See also: hand, light, make, many, work
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