We use this expression to say that a quantity – usually money – is not very important for someone or something.
You can use this phrase in ………… language.
A: She has a Lamborghini. That must have cost a fortune!
B: Sure, but she’s married to that famous football player, so that’s a drop in the ocean for her.
A: The government is spending CZK 3 billion on improving teachers’ salaries.
B: Yes, but that’s a drop in the ocean compared to what we lose on corruption.