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English Proverbs : Proverb to Meaning V


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1.

There's many a slip between the cup and the lip.

  Failure should not discourage us, for some other opportunity always exists.

  We cannot assume anything is ours until we actually get it.

  There is strength and safety in numbers compared individuals acting alone.

  A good start to a task leads to its easy and successful completion.

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2.

What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

  You cannot have everything because a choice has to be made between alternatives.

  It is wise not to disturb things at times lest you invite trouble.

  What is appropriate for one is appropriate for another.

  It is chaotic for too many people to do the same job at the same time.

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3.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

  Rumours are not baseless but have some truth in them.

  A good start to a task leads to its easy and successful completion.

  It is chaotic for too many people to do the same job at the same time.

  One must adapt to one's surroundings.

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4.

You can take a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.

  Do not judge solely by looks because appearances are deceptive.

  One must not miss opportunities by delaying action.

  You cannot help an unwilling person beyond a certain point.

  If one spends without thought, then one will be penniless.

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5.

Wake not a sleeping lion.

  Take care when you speak lest others hear what they should not.

  It is wise not to disturb things at times lest you invite trouble.

  Foolish people talk a lot.

  This is said in jest when a person we have been talking about meets us.

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6.

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.

  If we are eagerly waiting for something, it seems to take forever to happen.

  You do me a favor and I will reciprocate.

  It is too late to change one's mind after performing an action.

  Take care when you speak lest others hear what they should not.

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7.

Variety is the spice of life.

  There is too little of what we want and too much of what we don't want.

  Experiencing different things makes living interesting and prevents boredom.

  It is better to be unaware of something that will bring unhappiness.

  If you keep contact with bad people, you get spoiled.

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