a small cog in a large machine(redirected from a small cog in a big machine)
a small cog in a large machine
Someone or something that is functionally necessary but of small significance or importance within a larger operation or organization. I'm tired of working in this thankless IT support job. I don't want to be just a small cog in a large machine anymore!
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