How can I understand the expression "spoil the broth"?
To "spoil the broth" means to ruin the broth of a soup. In this case, this expression is used in reference to the idiom, "too many cooks spoil the broth." Literally, this means that if you have too many people cooking at once, the soup will get ruined by someone adding the wrong thing. This idiom is used to mean that too many people working on a project or activity is unsuccessful. Ex: You might want to work on that project by yourself, as it is said that 'too many cooks spoil the broth'.
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