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mighty oaks from little acorns grow
Large and powerful things once were very small and insignificant. It's hard to believe that her successful clothing line was once a small business run from her tiny studio apartment. Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
the pen is mightier than the sword
Strong, eloquent, or well-crafted speech or writing is more influential on a greater number of people than force or violence. Through his hugely popular online campaign, the writer has harnessed the voices of millions of people to have the government stop its violent intervention in the region, proving that the pen truly is mightier than the sword.
high and mighty
Haughty and scornful. How can you act so high and mighty after all the mistakes you've made?
Great oaks from little acorns grow, and Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
Prov. Immense things can come from small sources. Don't tell lies, not even small ones. Great oaks from little acorns grow.
Fig. self-important and arrogant. I don't know why William is so high-and-mighty. He's no better than the rest of us. The boss acts high-and-mighty because he can fire us all.
How the mighty have fallen.
Prov. a jovial or mocking way of remarking that someone is doing something that he or she used to consider very demeaning. Jill: Ever since Fred's wife left him, he has had to cook his own meals. Jane: Well! How the mighty have fallen! When Dan lost his money, he had to sell his expensive sports car. Now he drives an ugly old sedan. How the mighty have fallen.
pen is mightier than the sword
Prov. Eloquent writing persuades people better than military force. Believing that the pen is mightier than the sword, the rebels began publishing an underground newspaper. Alan: Why do you want to become a journalist? Bill: The pen is mightier than the sword.
reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall
Prov. An insignificant, flexible person is more likely not to get hurt in a crisis than a prominent or rigid person. Our office has new managers now; I plan to be as inconspicuous as possible while they reorganize everyone. A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall.
high and mighty
Conceited, haughty, as in She was too high and mighty to make her own bed. This expression originally alluded to high-born rulers and was being transferred to the merely arrogant by the mid-1600s.
high and mighty1 important and influential. 2 thinking or acting as though you are more important than others; arrogant. informal
the pen is mightier than the swordwriting is more effective than military power or violence. proverb
ˌhigh and ˈmighty(informal) behaving as though you think you are more important than other people: He’s too high and mighty to mix with ordinary people like us!
the ˌpen is ˌmightier than the ˈsword(saying) people who write books, poems, etc. have a greater effect on history and human affairs than soldiers and wars
Mightier means ‘stronger’ or ‘more powerful’.