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Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth

Today’s idiom is the English proverb too many cooks spoil the broth. This is a phrase that you can use when you want to say that having too many people involved in a project ruins it.

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth


A broth is a thin clear soup and, according to the phrase, having too many cooks involved in making it spoils or ruins it. This phrase is, of course, not limited to the world of cooking. It seems that there are many projects that can be ruined by having too many participants involved. Why is it that too many cooks spoil the broth?

Mick Jagger and John Lennon had a song entitled
Too Many Cooks (Spoil the Soup) in 1973. Check out this song in the following video:








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