These ocean and sea idioms are often used in everyday conversational English.
An idiom is a fixed phrase that doesn't change and the meaning is metaphorical rather than literal so you cannot usually know the meaning from looking at the individual words.
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Here are more examples to help make the meaning of these ocean and sea idioms even clearer. Click the links on each idiom to read even MORE examples:
a drop in the ocean: A small amount of what is needed (especially compared to a larger amount of something).
sink or swim: To succeed or fail by your own efforts.
washed up: Someone's career is no longer successful.
sea change: A complete change or transformation.
between the devil and the deep blue sea: In a difficult and inescapable situation.
make waves: To shock or to upset people by doing things in a different way.
a whale of a time: To really enjoy oneself.
other fish in the sea: There are many other suitable romantic partners.
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