• lots of little problems add up to a big problem (proverb)
  • small kind of fish
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Usage Examples

Paribasa: Cotek masambung layur
[example 1]
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PROVERB: Cotek sambungin layur
[example 2]
Sambung= add, join; Cotek: common very short fish; Layur: common much longer fish. So the meaning is that something short becomes something much longer. It is used sometimes to mean that as gossip spreads the story gets bigger and more impressive, and the subject gets exaggerated out of all proportion compared to the original.

  1. Kamus Bai-Indonesia tahun 2008 hal 173
  2. Fred Eiseman Jr, Proverbs. 1987