Posted: September 9, 2012 in books

‘Talk the hind legs off a donkey’
A person who is excessively or extremely talkative can talk the hind legs off a donkey.

seriously! what’s a donkey got to do with it?

‘It was the last straw that broke the camel’s back’
There is a limit to everything. We can load the camel with lots of straw, but finally it will be too much and the camel’s back will break. And it is only a single straw that breaks its back – the last straw.

This can be applied to many things in life. People often say “That’s the last straw!” when they will not accept any more of something.

i like this one!

‘Marry in haste, and repent at leisure’
If we get married quickly, without thinking carefully, we may be sorry later. And we will have plenty of time to be sorry.


‘The best advice is found on the pillow’
If we have a problem, we may find the answer after a good night’s sleep.

People also say: “I’ll sleep on it.”

not if you have a restless night! sometimes it’s worse in the morning!

‘You can’t judge a book by its cover’
We need to read a book to know if it’s good or bad. We cannot know what it’s like just by looking at the front or back cover. This proverb is applied to everything, not only books.

so true!

‘Birds of a feather flock together’
Birds of a feather means birds of the same type. The whole proverb means that people of the same type or sort stay together. They don’t mix with people of another type

don’t agree with this one!

‘The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’
Many women have won a man’s love by cooking delicious meals for him. They fed his stomach and found love in his heart.

nope! i hate cooking!!

‘Soon learnt, soon forgotten’
Something that is easy to learn is easy to forget.


‘Live and let live’
This proverb suggest that we should not interfere in other people’s business. We should live our own lives and let others live their lives.

so true!

‘Bad news travels fast’
‘Bad news’ means news about ‘bad’ things like accidents, death, illness etc. People tend to tell this type of news quickly. But ‘good news’ (passing an exam, winning some money, getting a job etc) travels more slowly.

definately true!

‘Where there’s a will there’s a way’
If we have the determination to do something, we can always find the path or method to do it.

my personal favourite!

‘Nothing ventured nothing gained’
You have to try or you won’t get anything.

this also!


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