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good english proverbs

Hey, guys ! Let's share english proverbs you know and explain what does it mean :)

Dec 15, 2014 3:51 PM
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I don't think we should confuse "idioms" with "proverbs". Sahl has given a very good example of a common idiom (I use it often myself). :)


A proverb is a nugget of wisdom, such as "Look before you leap", or its opposite "He who hesitates is lost".  Another one I recently heard from my Dad was "Make haste slowly", when he was advising me on a family situation.

December 15, 2014

Murphy's law: If anything can go wrong, it will.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

December 18, 2014

Thank you @ Peachey for such info about the difference

it was the first time to know that :) 

December 16, 2014

Beat around the bush

for example: I'm not that kind of person who like to beat around the bush

it means I don't like to twist what I'm saying, I get to the point as possible as I can

P.S I think it is a very well known idiom in English 

December 15, 2014

Once a man, twice a child.

December 18, 2014
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