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English Proverbs : Proverb to Meaning IV
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Given the PROVERB, identify the MEANING
1. Never say die.
Always be hopeful in life, and do not give up.
2. Ninety per cent of inspiration is perspiration.
Along with brilliance goes a lot of hard work.
3. No gain without pain.
One is unlikely to achieve anything without trouble.
4. No news is good news.
If there is no information then one can assume all is fine.
5. Nothing succeeds like success.
Once prosperity is achieved, then it helps achieve more.
6. Once bitten, twice shy.
An unpleasant experience is not forgotten and teaches caution.
7. One good turn deserves another.
If someone has been kind to you, then you should return the kindness.
8. One is never too old to learn.
Whatever our age and however much we know, we can still increase our knowledge.
9. One man's meat is another man's poison.
What works positively for one person may be harmful to another.
10. One must draw the line somewhere.
There is a definite limit beyond which one decides not to go.
11. One swallow does not make a summer.
A single piece of evidence is not enough to prove anything.
12. Out of sight out of mind.
Anybody or anything no longer seen is soon forgotten.
13. Paddle your own canoe.
Mind your own business and be self-reliant.
14. The pen is mightier than the sword.
The written word has more power to cause change than physical force.
15. Poverty is no sin.
It is not a crime to be poor.
16. Practice makes perfect.
One can gain proficiency only by repeatedly doing a thing.
17. Practise what you preach.
One must behave in the same way as one advises others to behave.
18. Prevention is better than cure.
It is preferable to take precautions against a bad occurrence than to repair the damage after it has happened.
19. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
A thing can be assessed only after practically experiencing it.
20. Respect is greater from a distance.
A person will be held in more esteem if he keeps aloof from others.
21. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A person who does not settle in one place or frequently changes jobs will not be successful.
22. Rome was not built in a day.
Great tasks take time, hard work and perseverance.
23. A rose with any other name would smell as sweet.
What a thing is called is unimportant compared to what it really is.
24. One rotten apple spoils the rest.
Just a single bad person can have a negative influence on all others.
25. Set a thief to catch a thief.
A person who knows the tricks of the trade is best equipped to do the job.
26. Speech is silver, silence is golden.
At times, there is more value to holding one's tongue than using it.
27. Still waters run deep.
A quiet person can have much knowledge or ability, and should not be underestimated.
28. A stitch in time saves nine.
Early corrective action may prevent more trouble later.
29. The strength of the chain is in the weakest link.
The most fragile point determines the quality of a structure.
30. Strike while the iron is hot.
Choose the most opportune time to act.
31. The tailor makes the man.
A person can appear attractive in good clothes.
32. Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.
Savings in small amounts will eventually lead to a large total.
33. There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it.
If an opportunity is missed, there will be plenty more.
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