Questions tagged [proverbs]

For questions about English proverbs, well-known sentences, often with a literal as well as a figurative meaning, which are appropriate for certain situations.

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pro-verb (Many people answered that saving money made them happier than eating healthy did.)

Many people answered that saving money made them happier than eating healthy did. Does the pro-verb 'did' mean "made them happy", and, thus, " ~ happier than eating healthy made them ...
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When things can't get any worse and you want to take the plunge

Let's imagine someone has a girlfriend who's his one and only and means the world to him. She breaks up with the guy for whatever reason (say she sees no future in that relationship.) "While he ...
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Quotes about "it is easy to do something important for one day, but hard to do it repeatedly for a long period of time"

I wonder if there are any English quotes like It is easy to do something important for one day, but hard to do it repeatedly for a long period of time I do know "Rome is not built in one day&...
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To say something indirecty to someone through telling it to a third person

Please imagine the person "A" is not going to tell something directly to the person "B" in a company. "A" says it to "C" who has a more friendly relations with "A", but in the manner that "C" (who is ...
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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

I am looking for an English equivalent for a proverb of my language which says: "A wolf (a bad person) will never laugh at you, but it wants to get something (an achievment) from you". I have found a ...
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