English version

thimbleful

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthimblefulthim‧ble‧ful /ˈθɪmbəlfʊl/ noun [countable + of]  informalLITTLE/NOT MUCH a very small quantity of liquid
Examples from the Corpus
thimblefulEarly attacks of stage fright were cured by a thimbleful of Courvoisier.I don't know what the great lady is on but I'd sell my Equity Card for a thimbleful.A lot of tax money had gone for a thimbleful of water.A thimbleful of water, sir? he asked the ant.Scented by infusion with wild tarragon, like no other sorbet I have ever tasted, a mere thimbleful did the trick.
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