This is a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs.
Below each one, there’s a simple explanation. Note that some of the
meanings of these phrases have shifted over the years, so a proverb might have originally had a different meaning than the one I explain.
30. “Don’t bite the hand that feeds
If someone’s paying you or helping you out, you have to be careful not to make them angry or say bad things about them.
31. “All good things must come to an
You can’t keep having good luck or fun forever; eventually it will stop.
32. “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”
When you try to change someone’s behavior and it doesn’t work, you might have to change instead. For example, if you’re trying to get your
classmates to focus on studying but they want to party, maybe you should just party with them.
33. “One man’s trash is another man’s
Different people have different ideas about what’s valuable.
34. “There’s no time like the present.”
If you need to do something, don’t wait until later. Do it now.
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