English Proverbs with their meanings

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English Proverbs with their meanings

مُساهمة من طرف zedlord في السبت 16 يناير 2010 - 12:01






Proverbs









A bad workman always blames his tools


A careless or unskilled
worker blames bad work on his tools rather than himself.





A new broom sweeps clean


A person newly
appointed is always eager and enthusiastic in his work.





Don't judge a book by its cover


Do not be deceived by
appearances.





Blood is thicker than water


Family ties are stronger than
any other.





Don't count your chickens before they are
hatched.



Do not make plans based
on something that has not happened.





Don't make a mountain out of a molehill


Do not make a big fuss
or issue over something minor or small





Experience is the best teacher


The best way to learn a
job is to do it.





The last straw that broke the camel's back


The final thing that,
when added to a bad or unpleasant situation, causes failure or
ruin.





Look at the bright side


Be optimistic





Make hay while the sun shines


Seize opportunities





Out of sight, out of mind


You will soon forget
friends you do not meet or keep in contact with.





A leopard cannot change its spots


A person's nature cannot
change.





There are two sides to every question
There are always two ways of looking at something


Too many cooks spoil the broth
Too many people doing the same thing at the same time will not be
successful

We
never miss the water till the well runs dry
You only realize the importance of something when it is gone


To put the cart before the horse
To do something in an incorrect order


Bite off more than one can chew
To try to do something one is unable to do or incapable of doing.


Half a loaf is better than none
It's better to have or receive less than one desires than to have
or receive nothing at all.


Have an old head on young shoulders
Youngsters who possess qualities of wisdom one would only expect
to find in experienced older people.


Have eyes in the back of one's head
An ability to know what is happening not within the scope of one's
vision.


If it's not one thing it's another
The troubles seem to go on and on without end.


The sky is the limit
There is no upper limit to something


A trouble shared is a trouble halved
Your troubles seem half as great when you discuss them with
someone else


A watched pot never boils
If you watch or wait for something to get done or to happen it
seems to take forever


Worship the ground somebody walks on
Very much in love with somebody


Between a rock and a hard place
To be in a difficult situation from which there seems to be no
escape


Cleanliness is next to Godliness
To be clean and tidy is just as important as being spiritually
good and religious.


Money is the root of all evil
Crimes and wickedness are associated with money.


Two's company, three's a crowd
It is always fun while there are only two people whereas the third
person is an unwelcome intrusion.
It takes all sorts to make a world You should not expect everyone to think and act as you do.


Jump from the frying pan into the fire
To go from a bad position to a worse one.


Go from the sublime to the ridiculous
Move from one situation which is wonderful or perfect to another
which is absurd or awful


One swallow doesn't make a summer
One success doesn't guarantee complete success


Truth is stranger than fiction
Real life can be more incredible than anything which can be
imagined
You can't have your cake and eat it You must choose between two things as it is impossible to have
both at the same time


A miss is as good as a mile
Something that one already has is better than something that one
may not be able to get


As you make your bed so must you lie on it
You must accept the consequences of your act


Cut your coat according to your cloth
Live within your income; don't be too ambitious in your plans

















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