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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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