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Proverbs & Idioms

PROVERBS and IDIOMS  @Hana’s e-diary

 

Proverb  (n) means  a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice… Google

… “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” which means beauty doesn’t exist on its own but is created by observers.

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then the person who is observing gets to decide what is beautiful….www.vocabulary.com

… beauty cannot be judged objectively, for what one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another… Google

An idiom is defined as 

… an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket

… is a form of expression that is particular to a certain person or group of people. If your friend always says, “squirrelly nuteriffic!” … www.vocabulary.com

 

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Russian proverbs and sayings

Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed.
 Literal: Maybe and somehow won’t make any good.

 

With a helper a thousand things are possible.
 Literal: An artel’s pot boils denser.

 

When it rains, it pours.
 Literal: Trouble never comes alone.

 

The Lord helps those who help themselves.
 Literal: God keeps those safe who keep themselves safe.

Examples of Idioms in English

Let the cat out of the bag – Why would someone put their cat in a bag? What did the cat ever do to them? Our last idiom actually means to disclose a secret that was supposed to be kept, well, as a secret.  The next time someone lets the cat out of the bag do not immediately pick up your phone and call animal cruelty control.

 

Costs an arm and a leg – It would be a strange world we lived in if buying that fancy shiny purse literally required us to chop off our body parts to give as tribute to the Louis Vuitton gods. When something costs an arm and a leg it actually means that something is very expensive.

 

Scratch someone’s back – We all know how difficult it is to scratch that itch on your back that your hand just aren’t flexible enough to reach, so why would you want to scratch some random person’s smelly back? Because if you do, they may eventually be willing to scratch your own smelly back when you need it! What this idiom means is to help someone out with the assumption that they will return the favor in the future!

 

!!! Look for the Good! This is not a proverb or an idiom but it is Today’s tip to feel good.  

My best way to stay calm and stay happy  within is look for the good in my heart and I look for the good in every one around me:  To Family , friends, animals & plants alike… thanking them of who or what they are … We are created beautiful!!!

Life is short, appreciate  with loving heart … Hana

 

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With thanks,

goingfabulous.com

 

 

3 thoughts on “Proverbs & Idioms

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    2. Hello Nutragentex!

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