#2: English idioms & Proverbs

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English idioms & their meanings

A woman’s work is never done: It means a woman works Longer hours than a man because housework and raising children are jobs that never end. So appreciate every woman in your life and if you’re a woman, be proud of yourself cause you’re special.

A fact of life: It refers to something unpleasant and which people accept because they cannot change it.

Charmed life: Means a person who’s lucky and is strangely unaffected by dangers and difficulties.

About as useful, as a chocolate pot: Completely useless.

Back to the salt mines: To return to the workplace.

Carrot and stick: An offer involving a reward countered by the threat of punishment.

Go bananas: To become very angry.

In a nutshell: In summary.

Be a barrel of laughs: Be enjoyable/entertaining.

Case in point: An example that illustrates a point.

Chalk something up to experience: To attribute a failure to inexperience and learn from that experience.

Every dog has its day: Everyone gets a chance eventually.

English Proverbs & it meaning

A bad excuse is better than none: Always give an excuse,even if it’s a poor one.

Better to drink the milk than eat the cow: Be careful not to destroy the source of your income/welfare.

A burden of one’s own choice is not felt: Something difficult seems easier when it’s done voluntarily.

A bad penny always turns up: An unwanted or disreputable person constantly comes back.

Children and fools tell the truth: Neither children nor fools know that it’s sometimes advantageous to tell lies.

Danger foreseen is half avoided: If you’re prepared to face a problem or difficulty, it’ll be easier to deal with it.

A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy: Time goes by quickly when you’re happy and slowly when you’re sad.

Don’t bark if you can’t bite: Don’t complain if you can’t enforce your point of view.

Every cloud has a sliver lining: There’s a positive or hopeful side to every situation.

Fool me once,shame on you. Fool me twice,shame me: One should learn from one’s mistake.

Hope you enjoyed reading 🙂.

Have a great week ❤️


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