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Post  soukaina-oubella on Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:49 am

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Between the devil and the deep sea : To choose between two equally bad alternatives in a serious dilemma.

Where there's a will there's a way : When a person really wants to do something, he will find a way of doing it.

A burnt child dreads fire : A bad experience or a horrifying incident may scar one's attitude or thinking for a lifetime.

First come, first served : The first in line will be attended to first.

A friend in need is a friend indeed : A friend who helps when one is in trouble is a real friend.

Discretion is the better part of valo : If you say discretion is the better part of valor, you mean that avoiding a dangerous or unpleasant situation is sometimes the most sensible thing to do.

A hungry man is an angry man : A person who does not get what he wants or needs is a frustrated person and will be easily provoked to rage. bounce study bounce

Empty vessels make the most noise : Those people who have a little knowledge usually talk the most and make the greatest fuss.

A man is as old as he feels : A person's age is immaterial - it is only when he thinks and feels that he is ageing that he actually becomes old.

Great talkers are little doers : Those people who talk a lot and are always teaching others usually do not do much work.

An idle brain is the devil's workshop : One who has nothing to do will be tempted to do many mischievous acts.

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit : It is better to be careful and discrete than to be clever.

Faint heart never won fair lady : To succeed in life one must have the courage to pursue what he wants.

A penny saved is a penny gained : By being thrifty one will be able to save up.

A rolling stone gathers no moss : A person who never settles in one place or who often changes his job will not succeed in life ; one who is always changing his mind will never get anything done.

As you sow, so you shall reap : One will either enjoy or suffer the consequences of his earlier actions or inactions.

Barking dogs seldom bite : Those who make loud threats seldom carry them out.

Better late than never : To do something that is right, profitable, or good a little late is still better than not doing it at all.

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush : Something that one already has is better than going after something seemingly more worthwhile that one may not be able to get.

Birds of a feather flock together : People of the same sort of character or belief always go together.

Call a spade a spade : If you say that someone calls a spade a spade, you mean that they speak frankly and directly, often about embarrassing or unpleasant subjects; an informal expression.

Charity begins at home : A person's first obligation should be to help the member of his own family before he can begin thinking of talking about helping others.

Dead men tell no lies : ( often used as an argument for killing someone whose knowledge of a secret may cause one loss or get into serious trouble.)

A great talker is a great liar : A smooth and persuasive talker may be a good liar.

Every cloud has a silver lining : If you say that every cloud has a silver lining, you mean that every sad or unpleasant situation has a positive side to it. If you talk about silver lining you are talking about something positive that comes out of a sad or unpleasant situation.

All that glitters is not gold : Do not be deceived by things or offers that appear to be attractive.

Eat to live, but do not live to eat : Man was created for a divine purpose and he has a destiny with his Creator - he was not born just to enjoy food.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket : One should not risk everything he has in a single venture.

Every dog has its day : Everyone will get a period of success or satisfaction during his lifetime.

Every one can find fault, few can do better : It is easier to find fault in other people's actions or methods than to do it properly or correctly.

Any time means no time : When an event is not decided on or planned earlier it will never take place.

Fair exchange is no robbery : A contract is fair as long as both the parties understand and agree to the conditions willingly; after a deal is closed neither side can turn around and say that he was unfairly treated.

Fire is a good servant but a bad master : Fire, like any other manmade tool or device, will serve man well only when it is controlled and used wisely.

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Post  Teacher_Hanane on Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:16 pm

thnx indeed

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