a fool and his money are easily parted

The meaning of "a fool and his money are easily parted" is:

a foolish person will lose all of his money easily


What is the definition of "a fool and his money are easily parted"?

The definition of "a fool and his money are easily parted" is:

a foolish person will lose all of his money easily



"a fool and his money are easily parted" means

a foolish person will lose all of his money easily

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a leopard can’t change its spots

The meaning of "a leopard can’t change its spots" is:

a person cannot change who they are, a person cannot change their identity
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What is the definition of "a leopard can’t change its spots"?

The definition of "a leopard can’t change its spots" is:

a person cannot change who they are, a person cannot change their identity
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"a leopard can’t change its spots" means

a person cannot change who they are, a person cannot change their identity
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a penny saved is a penny earned

The meaning of "a penny saved is a penny earned" is:

it is a good idea to save money


What is the definition of "a penny saved is a penny earned"?

The definition of "a penny saved is a penny earned" is:

it is a good idea to save money



"a penny saved is a penny earned" means

it is a good idea to save money

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a picture paints a thousand words

The meaning of "a picture paints a thousand words" is:

pictures describe things much more easily than words do


What is the definition of "a picture paints a thousand words"?

The definition of "a picture paints a thousand words" is:

pictures describe things much more easily than words do



"a picture paints a thousand words" means

pictures describe things much more easily than words do

Example Sentences:

Teacher: Do you understand what I’m saying?
Student: No.
Teacher: Why not?
Student: It’s just not very clear. Can you draw me a picture? After all, a picture paints a thousand words.

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a watched pot never boils

The meaning of "a watched pot never boils" is:

be patient, especially when you’re watching something


What is the definition of "a watched pot never boils"?

The definition of "a watched pot never boils" is:

be patient, especially when you’re watching something



"a watched pot never boils" means

be patient, especially when you’re watching something

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all that glitters is not gold

The meaning of "all that glitters is not gold" is:

something that looks attractive may not be valuable


What is the definition of "all that glitters is not gold"?

The definition of "all that glitters is not gold" is:

something that looks attractive may not be valuable



"all that glitters is not gold" means

something that looks attractive may not be valuable

Example Sentences:

A: My boyfriend bought me a diamond ring in Chinatown, and it only cost him $100!

B: Well, all that glitters is not gold. You should get a jeweler to check it to make sure it is real.

Sarah’s new cell phone looks great, but it doesn’t work at all. All that glitters is not gold.

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an apple a day keeps the doctor away

The meaning of "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is:

if you eat fruit, you will remain healthy


What is the definition of "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"?

The definition of "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is:

if you eat fruit, you will remain healthy



"an apple a day keeps the doctor away" means

if you eat fruit, you will remain healthy

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any port in a storm

The meaning of "any port in a storm" is:

when a situation is bad, any chance at relief is good (more…)


What is the definition of "any port in a storm"?

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as you sow, so you shall reap

The meaning of "as you sow, so you shall reap" is:

if you did bad things in the past, you will get bad results in the future
if you did good things in the past, you will get good results in the future


What is the definition of "as you sow, so you shall reap"?

The definition of "as you sow, so you shall reap" is:

if you did bad things in the past, you will get bad results in the future
if you did good things in the past, you will get good results in the future



"as you sow, so you shall reap" means

if you did bad things in the past, you will get bad results in the future
if you did good things in the past, you will get good results in the future

Example Sentences:

That man was a criminal a few years ago, and now he’s in jail. As you sow, so you shall reap.

Mary was always kind to everyone. She volunteered, gave money to charity, and helped the homeless. As you sow, so you shall reap. She just won the lottery!

beauty is only skin deep

The meaning of "beauty is only skin deep" is:

physical beauty is unimportant


What is the definition of "beauty is only skin deep"?

The definition of "beauty is only skin deep" is:

physical beauty is unimportant



"beauty is only skin deep" means

physical beauty is unimportant

Example Sentences:

A: Her new boyfriend is so ugly!
B: Shut up! Beauty is only skin deep! He’s a very kind and friendly guy!

Son: Mom, are looks important?
Mom: No, son. Remember that beauty is only skin deep. Even the ugliest person can be beautiful inside.

beggars can’t be choosers

The meaning of "beggars can’t be choosers" is:

people who don’t have an option have to accept what is offered


What is the definition of "beggars can’t be choosers"?

The definition of "beggars can’t be choosers" is:

people who don’t have an option have to accept what is offered



"beggars can’t be choosers" means

people who don’t have an option have to accept what is offered

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better late than never

The meaning of "better late than never" is:

it is better to do something correctly than not at all, it is better to arrive somewhere late than take risks and have an accident


What is the definition of "better late than never"?

The definition of "better late than never" is:

it is better to do something correctly than not at all, it is better to arrive somewhere late than take risks and have an accident



"better late than never" means

it is better to do something correctly than not at all, it is better to arrive somewhere late than take risks and have an accident

Example Sentences:

Mom: I know you’re late for your appointment, but drive carefully! Better late than never!
Son: Yes, mom!

better safe than sorry

The meaning of "better safe than sorry" is:

it is better to do something correctly than not at all, it is better to arrive somewhere late than take risks and have an accident


What is the definition of "better safe than sorry"?

The definition of "better safe than sorry" is:

it is better to do something correctly than not at all, it is better to arrive somewhere late than take risks and have an accident



"better safe than sorry" means

it is better to do something correctly than not at all, it is better to arrive somewhere late than take risks and have an accident

Example Sentences:

Mom: I know you’re late for your appointment, but drive carefully! Better safe than sorry!
Son: Yes, mom!

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birds of a feather, flock together

The meaning of "birds of a feather, flock together" is:

people who have the same characteristics or beliefs often want to stay together


What is the definition of "birds of a feather, flock together"?

The definition of "birds of a feather, flock together" is:

people who have the same characteristics or beliefs often want to stay together



"birds of a feather, flock together" means

people who have the same characteristics or beliefs often want to stay together

Example Sentences:

My friends and I all love playing football, going to the nightclub, and drinking beer. Birds of a feather, flock together, I guess!

blood is thicker than water

The meaning of "blood is thicker than water" is:

relationships between family members (blood) are stronger than other relationships (water)


What is the definition of "blood is thicker than water"?

The definition of "blood is thicker than water" is:

relationships between family members (blood) are stronger than other relationships (water)



"blood is thicker than water" means

relationships between family members (blood) are stronger than other relationships (water)

Example Sentences:

A: I can’t decide if I should go to my brother’s birthday party or my roommate’s!
B: Remember that blood is thicker than water. You should go to your brother’s!
A: Yeah, you’re right.
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cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face

The meaning of "cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face" is:

to hurt yourself when trying to hurt someone else


What is the definition of "cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face"?

The definition of "cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face" is:

to hurt yourself when trying to hurt someone else



"cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face" means

to hurt yourself when trying to hurt someone else

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don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched

The meaning of "don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched" is:

don’t make future plans based on something that has not happened yet


What is the definition of "don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched"?

The definition of "don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched" is:

don’t make future plans based on something that has not happened yet



"don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched" means

don’t make future plans based on something that has not happened yet

Example Sentences:

Teenager: I’m going to go to Harvard and do an Undergraduate degree. Then I’m going to study Law, and become a successful and rich lawyer. After that, I’m going to go into politics and maybe become the President.
Dad: Okay son, but don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched. Focus on getting into Harvard first, and then make your decisions.

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don’t cry over spilled milk

The meaning of "don’t cry over spilled milk" is:

don’t get upset about small things that have no importance


What is the definition of "don’t cry over spilled milk"?

The definition of "don’t cry over spilled milk" is:

don’t get upset about small things that have no importance



"don’t cry over spilled milk" means

don’t get upset about small things that have no importance

Example Sentences:

A: I missed my bus! I’m so angry!
B: Hey, don’t cry over spilled milk. Another bus will come along soon.

I know you feel bad about failing that test, but you really shouldn’t cry over spilled milk. I’m sure you’ll do better on the next one.

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don’t judge a book by its cover

The meaning of "don’t judge a book by its cover" is:

looks are not as important as what is inside


What is the definition of "don’t judge a book by its cover"?

The definition of "don’t judge a book by its cover" is:

looks are not as important as what is inside



"don’t judge a book by its cover" means

looks are not as important as what is inside

Example Sentences:

A: Eww, I’m not going into that nightclub. It looks terrible!
B: Hey, don’t judge a book by its cover. It looks bad on the outside, but it’s really nice inside.

When I first met my boyfriend, I thought he was really unattractive. After I got to know him, I realized that he was funny, intelligent, and really nice. I’m glad I didn’t judge a book by its cover, or I never would have married him!

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don’t put all your eggs in one basket

The meaning of "don’t put all your eggs in one basket" is:

don’t put all of your risk into one thing


What is the definition of "don’t put all your eggs in one basket"?

The definition of "don’t put all your eggs in one basket" is:

don’t put all of your risk into one thing



"don’t put all your eggs in one basket" means

don’t put all of your risk into one thing

Example Sentences:

If you are saving for your retirement, you should make sure that you don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Make sure you put some money into stocks, mutual funds, and bonds.

Billy decided to travel to Paris to live with a girl he met on the internet. He had to sell all of his things in order to get an airplane ticket. Billy’s friends warned him that he was putting all of his eggs in one basket, but he didn’t listen.

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every cloud has a silver lining

The meaning of "every cloud has a silver lining" is:

every bad situation has some positives


What is the definition of "every cloud has a silver lining"?

The definition of "every cloud has a silver lining" is:

every bad situation has some positives



"every cloud has a silver lining" means

every bad situation has some positives

Example Sentences:

I know your boyfriend ended your relationship, but remember that every cloud has a silver lining. You’ll find a new boyfriend soon!
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every dog has its day

The meaning of "every dog has its day" is:

every person will have a period of happiness and satisfaction in his or her lifetime


What is the definition of "every dog has its day"?

The definition of "every dog has its day" is:

every person will have a period of happiness and satisfaction in his or her lifetime



"every dog has its day" means

every person will have a period of happiness and satisfaction in his or her lifetime

Example Sentences:

A: I hope that I get that new job. The salary is excellent and the hours are great!
B: Every dog has its day. I’m sure you’ll get it.

grab the bull by the horns

The meaning of "grab the bull by the horns" is:

deal strongly with a difficult situation


What is the definition of "grab the bull by the horns"?

The definition of "grab the bull by the horns" is:

deal strongly with a difficult situation



"grab the bull by the horns" means

deal strongly with a difficult situation

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grass is always greener on the other side

The meaning of "grass is always greener on the other side" is:

other people’s things always seem so much better than your things


What is the definition of "grass is always greener on the other side"?

The definition of "grass is always greener on the other side" is:

other people’s things always seem so much better than your things



"grass is always greener on the other side" means

other people’s things always seem so much better than your things

Example Sentences:

A: Have you seen my new neighbour? He’s good-looking!
B: So are you.
A: He drives a Ferrari!
B: So do you.
A: He has a sexy wife!
B: Your wife is good-looking as well. Don’t you think that maybe the grass is always greener on the other side? You are jealous just because he’s your neighbour.
A: You’re right, thanks. Stay away from my wife.

After visiting Canada, the American man wanted to move there. Then he remembered that the grass is always greener on the other side, and he decided to stay in the USA.

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he who hesitates is lost

The meaning of "he who hesitates is lost" is:

if you delay, it could end in a disaster


What is the definition of "he who hesitates is lost"?

The definition of "he who hesitates is lost" is:

if you delay, it could end in a disaster



"he who hesitates is lost" means

if you delay, it could end in a disaster

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health is wealth

The meaning of "health is wealth" is:

being healthy is more important than being rich (more…)


What is the definition of "health is wealth"?

The definition of "health is wealth" is:

being healthy is more important than being rich (more…)



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it’s not what you know, but who you know

The meaning of "it’s not what you know, but who you know" is:

having connections is more important than your skills or abilities


What is the definition of "it’s not what you know, but who you know"?

The definition of "it’s not what you know, but who you know" is:

having connections is more important than your skills or abilities



"it’s not what you know, but who you know" means

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kill two birds with one stone

The meaning of "kill two birds with one stone" is:

to accomplish two things at the same time


What is the definition of "kill two birds with one stone"?

The definition of "kill two birds with one stone" is:

to accomplish two things at the same time



"kill two birds with one stone" means

to accomplish two things at the same time

Example Sentences:

I traveled to New York to try and find a job. While I was there, I met a very handsome guy, who asked me out on a date. He also offered me a job with his company. I really killed two birds with one stone!

I went shopping for shoes, and I also bought a purse! I killed two birds with one stone!

laughter is the best medicine

The meaning of "laughter is the best medicine" is:

laughing is very good and solves all problems


What is the definition of "laughter is the best medicine"?

The definition of "laughter is the best medicine" is:

laughing is very good and solves all problems



"laughter is the best medicine" means

laughing is very good and solves all problems

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let sleeping dogs lie

The meaning of "let sleeping dogs lie" is:

don’t talk about a problem in the past that is likely to cause more difficulties now


What is the definition of "let sleeping dogs lie"?

The definition of "let sleeping dogs lie" is:

don’t talk about a problem in the past that is likely to cause more difficulties now



"let sleeping dogs lie" means

don’t talk about a problem in the past that is likely to cause more difficulties now

Example Sentences:

When my brother told my parents that he thought he had had a terrible childhood, I warned him that he should let sleeping dogs lie. A huge argument followed.

A: Hey, that’s the waiter that served us two weeks ago.
B: Yeah, it is!
A: I’m going to tell him that the service was terrible last time.
B: No, don’t.
A: Why not?
B: Because you should let sleeping dogs lie. You don’t want him to spit in our food, do you?
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misery loves company

The meaning of "misery loves company" is:

people who are sad like to be with others who are also sad (more…)


What is the definition of "misery loves company"?

The definition of "misery loves company" is:

people who are sad like to be with others who are also sad (more…)



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money doesn’t buy happiness

The meaning of "money doesn’t buy happiness" is:

being happy is more important than being rich


What is the definition of "money doesn’t buy happiness"?

The definition of "money doesn’t buy happiness" is:

being happy is more important than being rich



"money doesn’t buy happiness" means

being happy is more important than being rich

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money doesn’t grow on trees

The meaning of "money doesn’t grow on trees" is:

don’t waste money because it is hard to get


What is the definition of "money doesn’t grow on trees"?

The definition of "money doesn’t grow on trees" is:

don’t waste money because it is hard to get



"money doesn’t grow on trees" means

don’t waste money because it is hard to get

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no pain, no gain

The meaning of "no pain, no gain" is:

without suffering, there is no reward


What is the definition of "no pain, no gain"?

The definition of "no pain, no gain" is:

without suffering, there is no reward



"no pain, no gain" means

without suffering, there is no reward

Example Sentences:

A: This exercise is so difficult!
B: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. As they say, no pain, no gain!

I really hate studying, but no pain, no gain. If I don’t study I’ll never get into a good university.

nothing ventured, nothing gained

The meaning of "nothing ventured, nothing gained" is:

if you don’t take a risk, you won’t get a reward


What is the definition of "nothing ventured, nothing gained"?

The definition of "nothing ventured, nothing gained" is:

if you don’t take a risk, you won’t get a reward



"nothing ventured, nothing gained" means

if you don’t take a risk, you won’t get a reward

Example Sentences:

A: Are you going to go to Law school?
B: No, I don’t think so. It’s too expensive and I think it’s too difficult.
A: Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You won’t become rich if you keep working at your current job.

out of the frying pan and into the fire

The meaning of "out of the frying pan and into the fire" is:

to go from a situation that is bad, to one that is worse


What is the definition of "out of the frying pan and into the fire"?

The definition of "out of the frying pan and into the fire" is:

to go from a situation that is bad, to one that is worse



"out of the frying pan and into the fire" means

to go from a situation that is bad, to one that is worse

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penny for your thoughts

The meaning of "penny for your thoughts" is:

please give me your opinion


What is the definition of "penny for your thoughts"?

The definition of "penny for your thoughts" is:

please give me your opinion



"penny for your thoughts" means

please give me your opinion

Example Sentences:

A: What do you think of global warming?
B: I don’t know.
A: Penny for your thoughts?
B: Well, if you want to know, I feel like people aren’t doing enough to stop it!

A: What do you think about Lisa? Penny for your thoughts?
B: People don’t like Lisa very much because she is always giving her opinion, even if people aren’t asking for it.

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put one’s best foot forward

The meaning of "put one’s best foot forward" is:

to begin something with a lot of effort and hard work


What is the definition of "put one’s best foot forward"?

The definition of "put one’s best foot forward" is:

to begin something with a lot of effort and hard work



"put one’s best foot forward" means

to begin something with a lot of effort and hard work

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still waters run deep

The meaning of "still waters run deep" is:

a quiet person may be extremely wise and intelligent


What is the definition of "still waters run deep"?

The definition of "still waters run deep" is:

a quiet person may be extremely wise and intelligent



"still waters run deep" means

a quiet person may be extremely wise and intelligent

Example Sentence:

That guy in our class is always very shy and quiet, so I decided to talk to him on the bus yesterday. He was so funny and smart, we had a great conversation. Still waters run deep, I guess!
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stitch in time saves nine

The meaning of "stitch in time saves nine" is:

if you make small repairs now, it is much better than making large repairs later


What is the definition of "stitch in time saves nine"?

The definition of "stitch in time saves nine" is:

if you make small repairs now, it is much better than making large repairs later



"stitch in time saves nine" means

if you make small repairs now, it is much better than making large repairs later

Example Sentences:

A: Are you going to start exercising? You’ve gained a bit of weight.
B: I only gained five pounds! I’ll exercise if I get fatter.
A: But you should start soon, after all, a stitch in time saves nine. It’s easier to lose five pounds than it is to lose 25!
B: You’re right!

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take the bull by the horns

The meaning of "take the bull by the horns" is:

deal strongly with a difficult situation


What is the definition of "take the bull by the horns"?

The definition of "take the bull by the horns" is:

deal strongly with a difficult situation



"take the bull by the horns" means

deal strongly with a difficult situation

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the early bird catches the worm

The meaning of "the early bird catches the worm" is:

the person who gets started early has a better chance of success


What is the definition of "the early bird catches the worm"?

The definition of "the early bird catches the worm" is:

the person who gets started early has a better chance of success



"the early bird catches the worm" means

the person who gets started early has a better chance of success

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the pot calling the kettle black

The meaning of "the pot calling the kettle black" is:

you are accusing someone of doing a thing that you are guilty of


What is the definition of "the pot calling the kettle black"?

The definition of "the pot calling the kettle black" is:

you are accusing someone of doing a thing that you are guilty of



"the pot calling the kettle black" means

you are accusing someone of doing a thing that you are guilty of

Example Sentences:

Mom: I can’t believe you smoked marijuana! I’m so angry!
Son: I’m 18 years old. Didn’t you smoke marijuana when you were 18?
Mom: Yes, but this is different! I was more mature than you!
Son: Well, this is the pot calling the kettle black! You did exactly the same thing.

The Shane tried to criticize Wayne for driving drunk, until he realized that doing that would be like the pot calling the kettle black, because Shane had been arrested for drunk driving two years ago.
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the squeaky wheel gets the grease

The meaning of "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" is:

people who complain the most will get what they want


What is the definition of "the squeaky wheel gets the grease"?

The definition of "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" is:

people who complain the most will get what they want



"the squeaky wheel gets the grease" means

people who complain the most will get what they want

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the squeaky wheel gets the oil

The meaning of "the squeaky wheel gets the oil" is:

people who complain the most will get what they want


What is the definition of "the squeaky wheel gets the oil"?

The definition of "the squeaky wheel gets the oil" is:

people who complain the most will get what they want



"the squeaky wheel gets the oil" means

people who complain the most will get what they want

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the straw that broke the camel’s back

The meaning of "the straw that broke the camel’s back" is:

the final terrible thing that makes a situation unbearable


What is the definition of "the straw that broke the camel’s back"?

The definition of "the straw that broke the camel’s back" is:

the final terrible thing that makes a situation unbearable



"the straw that broke the camel’s back" means

the final terrible thing that makes a situation unbearable

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two heads are better than one

The meaning of "two heads are better than one" is:

it’s always better to have two people doing something


What is the definition of "two heads are better than one"?

The definition of "two heads are better than one" is:

it’s always better to have two people doing something



"two heads are better than one" means

it’s always better to have two people doing something

Example Sentences:

A: How are you doing with your presentation?
B: Not so good.
A: Do you want help?
B: Sure! Two heads are better than one.

The scientist asked his colleague to look at his work because two heads are better than one.

when it rains, it pours

The meaning of "when it rains, it pours" is:

many difficult things always happen at the same time


What is the definition of "when it rains, it pours"?

The definition of "when it rains, it pours" is:

many difficult things always happen at the same time



"when it rains, it pours" means

many difficult things always happen at the same time

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where there’s a will, there’s a way

The meaning of "where there’s a will, there’s a way" is:

if you really want to do something, you will find a way to do it


What is the definition of "where there’s a will, there’s a way"?

The definition of "where there’s a will, there’s a way" is:

if you really want to do something, you will find a way to do it



"where there’s a will, there’s a way" means

if you really want to do something, you will find a way to do it

Example Sentences:

A: I would like to go to Greece on vacation, but I need $1000.00 for my plane ticket. I don’t know what to do!
B: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. If you really want to go, you should get a second job.

you can’t have your cake and eat it too

The meaning of "you can’t have your cake and eat it too" is:

you can’t have it all


What is the definition of "you can’t have your cake and eat it too"?

The definition of "you can’t have your cake and eat it too" is:

you can’t have it all



"you can’t have your cake and eat it too" means

you can’t have it all

Example Sentences:

A: Tomoko works so hard to have a beautiful house, but she’s so busy that she can’t enjoy it.
B: What do you mean?
A: She works 15 hours a day, and only goes home to sleep.
B: I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too!

I wanted to take that class so badly, but when I arrived the teacher was terrible. I have a great class and a terrible teacher! You can’t have your cake and eat it too!

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you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

The meaning of "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks" is:

a person cannot change who they are, a person cannot change their identity


What is the definition of "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks"?

The definition of "you can’t teach an old dog new tricks" is:

a person cannot change who they are, a person cannot change their identity



"you can’t teach an old dog new tricks" means

a person cannot change who they are, a person cannot change their identity

Example Sentences:

Son: I want dad to go skydiving with me.
Mom: Why?
Son: It is fun, and I want him to experience something new.
Mom: Oh, son, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Your father has never gone skydiving before. He’s not going to start now!

you can't teach an old dog new tricks

you reap what you sow

The meaning of "you reap what you sow" is:

if you did bad things in the past, you will get bad results in the future
if you did good things in the past, you will get good results in the future


What is the definition of "you reap what you sow"?

The definition of "you reap what you sow" is:

if you did bad things in the past, you will get bad results in the future
if you did good things in the past, you will get good results in the future



"you reap what you sow" means

if you did bad things in the past, you will get bad results in the future
if you did good things in the past, you will get good results in the future

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