Test incompl/inter-339, User's Answer 2

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #339 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (60)”, question 2

The increasing cost of electricity is a drop in the compared to some of our other business costs and is nothing to worry about.

(a) river
(b) water
(c) ocean
(d) pond

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #339 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (60)”, answer 2

The increasing cost of electricity is a drop in the ocean compared to some of our other business costs and is nothing to worry about.

Correct answer: (c) ocean

Your answer was: [color=red]incorrect
The increasing cost of electricity is a drop in the water compared to some of our other business costs and is nothing to worry about.
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Is a drop in the water equall with a drop in the bucket?

The correct term is ‘drop in the ocean’, not ‘drop in the water’.

A drop in the ocean is a very small amount/degree, barely noticeable in the greater scheme of things.