Category Archives: Words

Today’s Idiom(s) / Proverb(s)

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

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

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.

Give the devil his due – Be just and fair-minded , even to the one who does not deserve much or who is unfriendly or unfair; we should punish a person according to his wrongdoings.

actions speak louder than words” – we learn more from people’s actions than from their words .

the devil is in the details” – the difficult part is in the many small details

rome was not built in one day” – all great works take time to finish

a wolf in sheep’s clothing” – a “dangerous” person pretending to be harmless.

bite your tongue” – to keep yourself quiet and not say what you want to say.

get up on the wrong side of the bed” – When you have been having a bad day all day.

the pot calling the kettle black” – You are the pot calling the kettle black when you point to another person and accuse that person of doing something that you are guilty of doing yourself.

don’t count your chickens (until they’ve hatched)” – means that you can hope certain things happen in the future, but you cannot know for sure that they will happen until they actually do happen.

beating a dead horse” – when you insist on talking about something that cannot be changed.

crying wolf” – to call for help when you are not really in danger.

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