And this brings me to the second phrase. Many hands make light work. So too many cooks spoil the broth means if too many people work on something, the job might go badly, but if you say many hands make light work, it means that if a lot of people work on the same job, the job might be easier to do and might turn out better. So in English, we have two little phrases that mean the exact opposite. For me and Jen, there are many jobs on the farm where when we work on it together and even when some of the kids help, I would say many hands make light work. You all have jobs like this in your life. Around the house, in the yard, maybe even at work where if a lot of people work on it, if two or three people do the job instead of one person, you could say many hands make light work. So just to review. Two completely opposite meanings today. Too many cooks spoil the broth means that if too many people work on the same job, it might not go very well. And many hands make light work means if a lot of people work on the same job, it might go really, really well.
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