too many chiefs and not enough Indians —(saying ) there are too many bosses and not enough people to do the work:
- “Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.” In some cases that’s what we are seeing in high-tech industry today.
too many cooks spoil the broth—(saying ) when too many people try to manage smth. they only spoil it:
- “Too many cooks spoil the broth”…. In other words, a good simple idea can be ruined by too many people trying to improve it.