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English Proverbs : Proverb to Meaning II
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Given the PROVERB, identify the MEANING
1. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Spread your risks widely and wisely.
2. Don't put the cart before the horse.
Always do things in the right order.
3. Don't ride the high horse.
One should not be arrogant.
4. Don't wash your dirty linen in public.
It is best to confine shameful family matters to the home.
5. The early bird catches the worm.
One who acts promptly gets what he desires.
6. East or west, home is best.
Wherever one may travel, the happiest place is one's abode.
7. Easy come, easy go.
What is acquired without effort especially money is likely to be lost.
8. Empty vessels make the most sound.
People who are stupid are very talkative.
9. Every cloud has a silver lining.
There is hope even in difficult situations.
10. Every cock crows on his own dunghill.
Anyone can show off his courage in a familiar, safe environment.
11. Every dog has his day.
All of us have a favorable period.
12. Familiarity breeds contempt.
Intimacy can cause us to lose our regard.
13. Fine feathers make fine birds.
A person can look impressive in smart clothes.
14. Forbidden fruit is the sweetest.
When something is not allowed, we are more tempted to it.
15. Forgive and forget.
We must not hold against someone a thing of the past.
16. Fortune favors the bold.
Success comes to those who have the courage to try.
17. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
True friends are those who help in difficult times.
18. God helps those who help themselves.
Heaven gives success to those who work hard toward their goal.
19. God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
Heaven is more kind to the weak.
20. A good husband makes a good wife.
One who treats others well will be treated well in return.
21. A good name is sooner lost than won.
A reputation takes long to build, but can be quickly destroyed.
22. Grapes are sour.
When people cannot get what they desire, they save face by pretending they never wanted it.
23. Great oaks from little acorns grow.
Much may come from a small beginning.
24. Half a loaf is better than no bread.
One should be thankful for whatever one gets, considering one may otherwise get nothing.
25. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
Mothers who care for their children are creating the next generation of men.
26. Haste makes waste.
Too much of a hurry leads to mistakes and loss of productivity.
27. He laughs best who laughs last.
People who laugh first may have others laugh at them in the end.
28. Health is better than wealth.
Physical well-being is more important than financial prosperity.
29. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
Giving enough space to each other help maintain a good relationship.
30. History repeats itself.
What has happened once is likely to happen again.
31. Honesty is the best policy.
The path of truth is a wise one to follow in the long run.
32. 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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