just a dab'll do ya

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just a dab'll do ya

A small amount of something, especially a paste, cream, ointment, etc., will be enough to serve your purpose. Based on an advertising slogan ("A little dab'll do ya!") for Brylcreem, men's hair styling cream, in the 1950s. Primarily heard in US. This is a very powerful anti-inflammatory cream—just a dab'll do ya. Now, just a dab'll do ya with this chili paste, as you don't want to overpower the other flavors in the curry.
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