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synonyms for drop in the bucket

  • bit
  • trivial amount
  • pittance
  • small amount
  • small change
  • small potatoes
  • small quantity
  • Band-Aid
  • cosmetic measure
  • disappointment
  • drop in the ocean
  • lick and a promise
  • miniscule amount
  • not enough
  • speck
  • spit in the sea
  • too little too late
  • trifle
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How to use drop in the bucket in a sentence

Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
At a quarter past seven he took his leave and we let drop our anchor where we were, off Cape Tekke.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Now and then he touched one with his long and sallow fingers, lifted its cover, then let it drop mechanically.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
In fact, on the palm a small drop of blood showed distinctly against the firm, pink flesh.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
In fact, on the Professor's right hand there showed a drop of blood, perceptibly larger this time than before.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DROP IN THE BUCKET

  • breeze
  • cinch
  • drop in the bucket
  • duck soup
  • easy thing
  • picnic
  • piece of cake
  • pushover
  • simple matter
  • small potatoes
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.