English Idioms: Many hands make _____ work?

The proverb “Many Hands Make Light Work” means if everyone helps with a large task, it will get done easily and quickly.

It was first recorded in English in the early 1300s in a knightly romance known as Sir Bevis of Hampton. It appeared in practically all proverb collections from 1546 on.

e.g.Cleaning up the banquet room won’t take long if we all help; many hands make light work.

e.g.You do have a lot of dishes to wash, but you also have all of us to help you, and many hands make light work.

e.g. “We need a few more volunteers to move the furniture-many hands make light work, you know .”

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