English Proverbs with their meanings

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English Proverbs with their meanings

مُساهمة من طرف zedlord في السبت 16 يناير 2010 - 12:06






Proverbs









Life is just a bowl of cherries


Life is full of
happiness and pleasure





Like a bull in a china shop


A clumsy or tactless
person





Lock the stable door after the horse has bolted


Once a mistake has been
made or an error committed, it's too late to take precautions to
prevent it from happening.





The longest day must have an end


All difficult jobs or
situations also have an end.





Losers weepers, finders keepers


If someone loses
something, he weeps -- but if someone finds it, he keeps it.





Love me, love my dog


If we want a person's
friendship we must accept him totally, faults and all.





Many hands make light work


Many people sharing a
job or tasks make easier work of it.





The mountain labors and brings forth a mouse


To work hard and long
on a project that turns out to be pretty useless.





Opportunity only knocks once


Seize an opportunity when it
occurs for it may never happen again.





An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure


It is even better to be
cautious and prevent a misfortune or an accident from happening.





Possession is nine points of the law


In disputes over
property ownership, the person in possession of something is
sometimes said to have nine-tenths a chance of winning it in a
legal argument





Promises are like pie crust


Most promises cannot be kept





Put a quart into a pint pot
Doing something that's impossible


The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike
No matter how good or bad a person, he must still face the
everyday problems that confront us all.

The
sins of the fathers will be visited upon the children
People will be punished for the wrongs committed by their parents,
forefathers, or those who have preceded them.


Someone's bark is worse than his bite
People sometimes bark but in time we learn they're not always as
frightening as they seem.


The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak
To do something unworthy just because it gives you the pleasure


A stitch in time saves nine
By taking immediate action we can prevent a fault, damage or
trouble from getting worse


A straw will show which way the wind blows
A small incident can reveal an important event


Teach an old dog new tricks
It is impossible to change someone's ways or habits, especially if
he is old and resists change


That's where the shoe pinches
That's the source or cause of a problem or an annoyance


There are none so blind as those that will not
see
People ,who never admit they might be wrong, refuse to listen to
the opinions or ideas of anyone


There are none so deaf as those who will not
hear
People sometimes hear only what they want to hear


There's more than one way to skin a cat
There is more than one way of getting a job done


The thin end of the wedge
That something can appear to be small and of no particular
importance - yet it can turn out to be the beginning of a major
problem.


A thing of beauty is a joy forever
It means that though something beautiful may not last, the happy
memory of it will live forever.


Time heals old wounds
The passing of time helps us to forget things that have caused us
pain or made us unhappy.


The truth will out
Truth about something will eventually be discovered or made known


Turn up like a bad penny
Something or someone disliked just won't go away
Two wrongs do not make a right If a person does something to harm or offend us, that's wrong. If
we do something to harm them back, that's wrong too.


Uneasy is the head that wears the crown
Notable or important people are often concerned about losing their
positions.


Waste not, want not
If we're careful and waste nothing we'll never go without things
we need.


The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
Most men love to eat so feed your husband well and he will always
love you.


Wear out one's welcome
One is no longer welcome, usually because he has become a nuisance
When poverty comes in the door, love flies out
the window
As soon as a happily married couple begin having financial
problems and the bills pile up their love will disappear.


Who keeps company with wolves, will learn to
howl
If we associate with bad companions we, too, will become bad


You pays your money and you takes your chances
A humorous way of saying that we sometimes must trust in luck when
buying something.


Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them
If you are rich and successful, you will attract many friends, but
if you should suffer hardship or have misfortune ( adversity ),
your friends will quickly depart.





















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مُساهمة من طرف mimi enzymo في السبت 16 يناير 2010 - 17:01

a fantastic subject thanksssssssssss so much
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مُساهمة من طرف zedlord في الخميس 25 فبراير 2010 - 21:00

thank you so much "sweety girl" that is very nice of you
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