Tag: proverbs

20 What's the English saying for "That the ancestors are successful is inferior to that the descendants are successful"? 2020-06-15T05:27:29.040

18 "Even vinegar, once you've gotten it for free, tastes sweet": Is there an English equivalent for this saying? 2016-07-24T13:34:20.980

12 Is there an idiom about how humanely killing something is better than letting it live in pain? 2018-11-07T15:43:13.400

11 Is there a proverb that means "to solve two problems at once"? 2013-09-08T21:02:44.247

11 He that is silent, gathers stones 2016-08-03T06:16:33.103

10 A proverb that is used to imply that you have unexpectedly faced a big problem 2019-04-20T16:18:11.323

10 A person lacking money who shows off a lot 2019-05-15T14:48:01.563

8 "Speak of the devil and he shall appear"- Why is "shall" allowed here? 2013-10-07T03:28:54.790

7 I need a proverb or idiom which can roughly mean "He has taken up more jobs than he can handle" 2014-10-10T08:04:14.243

7 "Squeezing out of a dead man" proverb 2016-10-30T17:55:43.743

6 Is there an English equivalent to this Japanese proverb? 2013-03-06T07:18:37.197

6 an English proverb meaning "the good suffer with the bad" 2016-03-13T11:05:49.840

5 Proverb request: too much of something makes its value decrease or disappear 2014-04-26T15:07:26.290

5 Corresponding English saying for a Spanish one about misfortunes and circumstances? 2014-08-08T17:39:40.943

5 A proverb meaning, "he wanted to do a good thing for others, but he ended up being blamed/hurt" 2016-04-01T10:21:32.707

5 Idiom for trying to avoid misfortune, but it happens anyway 2018-09-03T19:01:35.477

4 Need a proverb for a poor man who struggles for better life 2016-03-23T04:02:30.510

4 What is an idiom used for when we say something unfortunate and it comes true? 2017-08-18T01:55:54.427

4 An idiom for “Until you punish the offender, they will not give up offenses” 2019-08-31T07:15:25.467

3 Is there any similar idiom/proverb to Japanese proverb -Gesu no kanguri 2015-12-19T00:08:23.043

3 The English equivalent of the proverb "They sowed 'if', but it didn't grow" 2016-03-06T18:15:10.407

3 What is the English expression for "rafting to the upstream, swimming to the edge" 2016-03-30T07:11:36.747

3 Why "The pump don't work ..." correct here? 2018-10-09T12:03:34.500

3 An expression or idiom to describe "magnifying" a news or an occurance 2019-04-22T12:02:09.397

3 Is there an idioms for "nothing is yet clear" 2019-07-10T10:26:17.263

2 Learning English conditionals & tenses through proverbs & quotes 2013-12-01T04:47:30.970

2 proverb for about chance and love 2014-03-08T14:23:02.187

2 English saying similar/equivalent to: "When you give, you receive twice as much." 2015-03-31T09:02:58.370

2 English proverbs 2015-07-27T17:30:47.550

2 What does X is the new Y mean, and why do we say this? 2016-03-10T00:30:07.277

2 I need a proverb 2016-05-20T02:14:16.090

2 Meaning of "gathering stone" in song lyrics 2016-12-23T14:20:18.903

2 Is there proverb about war and mother? 2017-04-24T14:46:01.260

2 An idiom or proverb for very easy to find but you are unable to see the object, which is very beside or close to you 2017-11-07T06:13:18.063

2 Idiom Many go out for wool and come home shorn 2018-05-21T08:28:02.720

2 Is there a proverb with the meaning never/nobody knows when? 2018-08-30T14:10:42.223

2 A proverb to imply the message that: "To all mothers their children seem to be the most beautiful" 2019-04-22T13:13:24.303

2 The current equivalent for the proverb: "No fish-seller cries stinking fish" 2019-04-22T21:39:46.990

2 Many experiences in many occasions are needed for a person in order to be counted as wise 2019-04-23T13:20:12.213

2 Even some useless stuff would be of use some day 2019-05-02T10:31:43.300

2 When one problem is added to the previous one 2019-08-25T14:18:55.137

1 Is this funny or correct or...; 2015-03-09T12:52:52.940

1 An English equivalent of "need one ask to do a good act?" 2016-03-11T10:15:39.053

1 Only he who gives up is defeated 2016-04-24T23:40:11.663

1 Looking for a similar expression 2016-12-05T08:56:07.327

1 Sometimes the tongue talks at your life / the head’s cost 2017-02-09T13:25:40.967

1 A proverb for "You can pay your dues and enjoy the fruits of your labor for the rest of your life" in AE 2017-03-10T19:14:24.980

1 Proverb on hot weather 2018-03-28T03:38:33.683

1 Proverb - If someone inadvertently makes their life worse 2018-08-29T23:59:09.653

1 An unlucky person whose fortune doesn't favor them 2019-04-20T14:14:19.753

1 When you are looking for someone or something far away while it has been just beside you 2019-04-23T07:37:09.423

1 A proverb to imply two people cannot get along together 2019-04-23T10:07:38.347

1 A proverb / an expression to imply: "Enough is as good as a feast" or "Too much spoil, too little doesn't satisfy" 2019-04-27T20:41:08.367

1 When someone suddenly loses their everything 2019-04-28T15:58:49.227

1 Cut your coat according to your cloth 2019-04-28T16:20:13.237

1 An equivalent for the proverb "A creaking door hangs longest or..." 2019-04-30T12:59:39.257

1 An equivalent English saying for "Those who are more humble and calm are more knowledgeable" 2019-05-02T09:27:08.007

1 A proverb about the belief that "there is a downhill for every uphill" 2019-05-05T14:23:47.800

1 An English equivalent for "all truth will not bear telling" 2019-05-29T14:01:58.940

1 Is there an idiom or proverb that implies simplicity is good? 2019-07-02T01:42:04.527

0 Proverbs similar to "We're not rich enough to buy cheap things" 2015-05-28T06:36:23.890

0 Call for Proverb! 2015-11-02T19:00:14.427

0 ''Charity begins at home'' or ''Charity begins from home''? 2016-10-29T05:15:57.877

0 I need a proverb for one's absence in a function or place 2017-02-28T06:52:26.813

0 Is there a proverb meaning that "one cannot give what one does not herself have"? 2018-05-01T11:50:27.967

0 need a proverb for “not to stoop to a lower level” 2018-07-26T20:19:53.147

0 Describing a person who changing his opinion too frequent 2018-08-30T10:27:47.997

0 Idioms for { repairment is costlier than the price of new } 2019-03-14T09:06:03.670

0 An old fox understands the trap 2019-04-18T12:12:06.667

0 A crow is never whiter for washing itself often 2019-04-18T12:38:24.773

0 Beware of Greeks bearing gifts 2019-04-18T12:58:13.377

0 The same old wine in new bottle 2019-04-20T14:54:53.867

0 A person who is potentially able to do something, but just doesn't find the needed situation to perform what they want 2019-04-23T06:46:48.767

0 There's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip 2019-04-26T15:51:28.533

0 The meaning of "corruption of the best is the worst of all" 2019-04-27T20:06:48.080

0 An English equivalent for the proverbial sentence: "if gold rusts, what will iron do?!" 2019-04-28T14:12:15.630

0 A proverb / an expression to imply: "One can manage their own affairs" 2019-04-28T16:14:39.640

0 To say something indirecty to someone through telling it to a third person 2019-05-01T11:19:26.960

0 "Put a spoke in sb's wheel" Vs "Throw/put a (monkey) wrench in the works" 2019-05-06T06:33:33.687

0 A proverb/an expression to convey "a tendency towards a very big and unrealistic objective can be indicative of a failure" 2019-05-06T07:28:00.770

0 A saying / an expression to say: "most of the problems occure to the weakest people" 2019-05-06T07:58:44.123

0 An expression/idiom/proverb to say "losing a small amount would be much better than losing everything" 2019-05-20T08:45:17.320

0 An expression / a proverb to say: "liars often forget what they said" 2019-05-29T13:31:19.763

0 What is the most common sarcastic response to something you already know? 2019-06-01T14:43:18.603

0 When one has a spouse that they do not deserve him / her 2019-08-10T18:22:55.037

0 What is the well known proverb to say "Be a king of kings, not a king of slaves, let alone a slave of slaves"? 2019-09-04T08:06:11.703

0 What does "The scale is always heavily weighted" mean? 2020-06-19T11:51:50.960

0 When you are blamed for no reason in a company 2020-07-11T10:40:42.210

0 Reverting back to what you belong to 2020-07-13T07:08:13.043

0 Quotes about "it is easy to do something important for one day, but hard to do it repeatedly for a long period of time" 2020-08-18T14:54:02.940

-1 How to understand the proverb: 2017-05-03T16:48:22.407

-1 meaning of "lost" in "All is not lost" 2018-04-13T04:55:34.327

-1 "Once bitten, twice shy" Vs "A burnt child, dreads fire" 2019-04-18T13:05:47.290

-2 Need (destitution) makes the strongest people foxlike 2019-07-10T10:47:14.713

-3 proverb: A man's home is his castle 2018-08-02T12:40:19.387