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great oaks from little acorns grow

Definition of great oaks from little acorns grow in English:

proverb Something of small or modest proportions may grow into something very large or impressive.
Example sentences
  • Isn't it amazing how great oaks from little acorns grow.
  • Just as great oaks from little acorns grow, great-group goings-on emerge from small stories of selfish citizens.
  • ‘Great oaks from little acorns grow’ is an adage that is useful in looking at the unqualified success realized in the Portage County, Ohio, horticultural therapy program.
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