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many a little makes a mickle

(also many a mickle makes a muckle)

Definition of many a little makes a mickle in English:

proverb Many small amounts accumulate to make a large amount.
Example sentences
  • Remember, many a little makes a mickle; and farther, beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
  • After you award it to your kids, they will collect little by little even one penny and put it in this cute Jar, after a while, many a little makes a mickle, they will be very surprised to ask you: ‘Mom, my piggy jar is going to full, may I take them out and fill him again?’
  • Thorough instruction in all military details is best, and there is an old saying that ‘many a mickle makes a muckle.’
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