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
© 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: © 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.