a little frog in a big pond

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a little frog in a big pond

Someone within a large operation or organization who is less important or less qualified than those around them. This thankless IT support job is really getting old. Ever since I started here, I've just been a little frog in a big pond.
See also: big, frog, little, pond
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

little frog in a big pond

Also, small frog in a large pond. An unimportant or unqualified individual in a large organization or other setting. For example, Coming from a small school, Sandy felt lost at the state university-a little frog in a big pond . This phrase is the counterpart of big fish in a small pond.
See also: big, frog, little, pond
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.
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Julie Kunstler, principal analyst, Components, at Ovum, said: While WDM PON has not been a successful technology for FTTH, Huawei believes that WDM PON will support fronthaul, particularly fronthaul for future 5G wireless networks.
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