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PROVERB : MEANING
  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket. : Spread your risks widely and wisely.
  • Don't put the cart before the horse. : Always do things in the right order.
  • Don't ride the high horse. : One should not be arrogant.
  • Don't wash your dirty linen in public. : It is best to confine shameful family matters to the home.
  • The early bird catches the worm. : One who acts promptly gets what he desires.
  • East or west, home is best. : Wherever one may travel, the happiest place is one's abode.
  • Easy come, easy go. : What is acquired without effort especially money is likely to be lost.
  • Empty vessels make the most sound. : People who are stupid are very talkative.
  • Every cloud has a silver lining. : There is hope even in difficult situations.
  • Every cock crows on his own dunghill. : Anyone can show off his courage in a familiar, safe environment.
  • Every dog has his day. : All of us have a favorable period.
  • Familiarity breeds contempt. : Intimacy can cause us to lose our regard.
  • Fine feathers make fine birds. : A person can look impressive in smart clothes.
  • Forbidden fruit is the sweetest. : When something is not allowed, we are more tempted to it.
  • Forgive and forget. : We must not hold against someone a thing of the past.
  • Fortune favors the bold. : Success comes to those who have the courage to try.
  • A friend in need is a friend indeed. : True friends are those who help in difficult times.
  • God helps those who help themselves. : Heaven gives success to those who work hard toward their goal.
  • God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb. : Heaven is more kind to the weak.
  • A good husband makes a good wife. : One who treats others well will be treated well in return.
  • A good name is sooner lost than won. : A reputation takes long to build, but can be quickly destroyed.
  • Grapes are sour. : When people cannot get what they desire, they save face by pretending they never wanted it.
  • Great oaks from little acorns grow. : Much may come from a small beginning.
  • Half a loaf is better than no bread. : One should be thankful for whatever one gets, considering one may otherwise get nothing.
  • The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. : Mothers who care for their children are creating the next generation of men.
  • Haste makes waste. : Too much of a hurry leads to mistakes and loss of productivity.
  • He laughs best who laughs last. : People who laugh first may have others laugh at them in the end.
  • Health is better than wealth. : Physical well-being is more important than financial prosperity.
  • A hedge between keeps friendship green. : Giving enough space to each other help maintain a good relationship.
  • History repeats itself. : What has happened once is likely to happen again.
  • Honesty is the best policy. : The path of truth is a wise one to follow in the long run.
  • Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. : One should be positive, but at the same time be ready to face hardships.

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