many hands make light work

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Definition of many hands make light work

used to say that people can do things more quickly and easily when they work together It's a big job, but many hands make light work.

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“Many hands make light work.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/many%20hands%20make%20light%20work. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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