Definition of a drop in the ocean
- They need to raise thousands of pounds for this project, so our 20-pound donation is just a drop in the ocean.
: the whole body of salt water that covers nearly three fourths of the surface of the earth
: any of the large bodies of water (such as the Atlantic Ocean) into which the great ocean is divided
: a very large or unlimited space or quantity
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