Little strokes fell great oaks In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "little strokes fell great oaks", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Tommy Tran calendar 2021-04-09 01:04

Meaning of Little strokes fell great oaks


Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

Little strokes fell great oaks proverb

Great tasks can be accomplished through many small but persistent efforts.

I know you're overwhelmed with the huge number of assignments, but little strokes fell great oaks, you just have to take it easy and you'll be fine.

A: "Sorry, I feel a little bit distracted today. There is so much going on right now." B: "It's okay. Just take your time, little strokes fell great oaks!" A: "I'll keep that in mind."

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be made of sterner stuff

Someone who has a strong personality

Constant dripping wears away a stone

Persistence and determination will achieve success.

a tough customer/cookie

A person whose character is strong and determined, and is not easily influenced by other people

make a spoon or spoil a horn

To do whatever it takes to achieve something, whether ending in success or failure

you can't keep a good man/woman down

A strong and determined person who will overcome any difficulty

Origin of Little strokes fell great oaks

"Poor Richard's Almanack". (Image Source: BookDepository)

This expression was found in Poor Richard's Almanack, written by Benjamin Franklin.


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