What you do not know will not worry or harm you. The expression is most often used, to justify not giving information to somone to avoid... Read more →
Proverbs starting with letter W
It is only when we have been deprived of something that we appreciate the true value of it. One illustration of this is, of course, the other... Read more →
The inefficient or lazy worker is the one who does all the complaining.
We say this in a resigned tone when we find ourselves in an awkward or difficult situation, or when we have to put up with something less than... Read more →
Just as we are not always lucky, so we are not always unlucky. The colloquial phrase is: 'Better luck next time.'
A sharp tongue wounds. This means the same as The tongue is not of steel, yet it cuts.
Once you have said a thing, it is too late to regret having said it. We find the following in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward... Read more →
An intelligent person can readily take a hint. Whoever is speaking to him knows that he does not need a long explanation. The Latin version is... Read more →
A nine day's wonder is an event that attracts much attention, but is soon forgotten. Dr Brewer divides the nine days into 'three days'... Read more →
We soon believe what we want to believe. In World War II we called it 'wishful thinking', which is defined in The shorter Oxford English... Read more →