many a mickle makes a muckle
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- (UK) a lot of small amounts together, become a large amount.
This form is erroneous, since "mickle" and "muckle" both mean "large amount" and indeed are etymologically identical. The correct forms are "many a little makes a mickle" or "many a pickle makes a mickle", but these are less-often heard.
lot of small amounts together, become a large amount
- ^ Many a Mickle, Cheshire, 1953, Page 12