One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Many small amounts accumulate to make a large amount.
- ‘Remember, many a little makes a mickle; and farther, beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.’
- ‘Although they also say ‘many a mickle makes a muckle’, and I've never understood what the heck that means.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘Unfortunately, one of George Washington's favorite Scottish maxims, ‘Many a mickle makes a muckle’ did not survive the eighteenth century.’
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