Hey, guys ! Let's share english proverbs you know and explain what does it mean :)
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.
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.
Thank you @ Peachey for such info about the difference
it was the first time to know that :)
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
Once a man, twice a child.